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View Poll Results: What do you think of the design?
I love it! 152 44.44%
It's good. 132 38.60%
I don't like it. 28 8.19%
Nuke it from Orbit (waste of taxpayers dollars) 30 8.77%
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Old Posted Jul 28, 2009, 7:45 PM
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I think that the red will really "pop" in the winter. Especially on one of those foggy, whore-frosty, winter days.
yeah it will look as good as those orange gates put up in central park, NYC a couple years back.
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I think its ok...but with all the hype, I'm a little underwhelmed. I was hoping for something truly iconic, and to me...this isn't it
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Share your opinion on the herald comments section!

http://www.calgaryherald.com/Calgary...221/story.html
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I love it, but I think it should be called the Chinese Fingertrap Bridge.

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Was expecting a curved span of some type and think it would look better if it had one. Having said that .... its good!
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I voted "It's good".

I really like the design and I think it will be amazing from the pedestrian point of view. I'm sure the materials and attention to detail will be superb.

I held back from giving an "I love it" because I would have liked it to be a little more visible from Memorial Drive in order to give the bridge a bit of a wow factor to people that drive by. This comment is of course just judging from these renderings... in real life it may be more visible than I imagine and then I will add my name to the "I love it" list.
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You never know what the fuck the City is doing with this project. First its going to be revealed in May, then August 6th, now it just pops out. Perhaps it was on the verge of being leaked? Perhaps release it at the same time as the name so all the anger occurs over 1 or 2 days rather than spread out over weeks and multiple announcements?
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I'm a little underwhelmed, but it's still a very sharp looking bridge that will age well. Money well spent IMO.
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but I think it should be called the Chinese Fingertrap Bridge.

Roger that.

LOL @ wooster for pumping this piece
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yeah it will look as good as those orange gates put up in central park, NYC a couple years back.
That did look good, different strokes for different folks.
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As the Herald article mentions, this bridge looks A LOT like an elevated LRT tube (from Holland, I think) that I've seen on this website...
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I like the design, but I have to wonder how well it will hold up in the real world... I've lost count of the number of times I've seen smashed glass on bus shelters and LRT stations. I've got to wonder how long it will take before the glass panels on this bridge are added to that list... I hope I'm proven wrong!
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I think possibly why Calatrava left out any curves is because he wanted to make the no-support-beams a defining aspect of the bridge.

I don't think he could've gone with no support beams somewhere along the river had he gone with extra curvature and what not...........
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I think possibly why Calatrava left out any curves is because he wanted to make the no-support-beams a defining aspect of the bridge.

I don't think he could've gone with no support beams somewhere along the river had he gone with extra curvature and what not...........
He had to go with no support beams into the water, that was part of the terms of reference. He also had to go low because of the heli-pad height restrictions. Those type of constraints often lead to interesting design responses.
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arrgh, I got beat to the punch on "chinese finger trap" at the construction thread- I promise I didn't read any of that before I posted!
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I love it, but I think it should be called the Chinese Fingertrap Bridge.

It's only a matter of time before this name catches on where it matters most, on the streets.
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That did look good, different strokes for different folks.
Almost everyone hated them.
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Re: Orange Gates in Central Park
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Almost everyone hated them.
Umm, I am not sure what news paper you were reading, but I even remember Fox News doing a 'this is cool whimsical' story on it.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,147426,00.html
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What do you think?
I think you need to post the source of those renders.
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