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Babel Tower... in Valencia

It always was my dream to see and make a pictures of The City of Arts and Sciences by the genius of our time Santiyago Calatrava. Approaching to Valencia I looked forward my pleasure to see this fantastic creation... But first what I've seen from the Bridge of l'assut de l'or (the last bridge built in Valencia by Santiago Calatrava, and his fourth bridge on this city over the same river) was absolutely fantastic creation, new "Babel Tower" - Agora. Its structure is metallic now, will have a height of 80 meters and will occupy an elliptical surface of 5000 square meters. Its shape will remind, according to the own Calatrava words, two interlaced hands because the Agora will consist in its part superior of wings (the fingers in the resemblance of the hands) that will allow to filter the amount of light that will enter its interior...

But it's in a future and now it looks like real Babel Tower but it will be finished in contradiction to ancient Babel Tower and will be the final pearl in a wonderful necklace of The City of Arts and Sciences.


Better viewed large.


Explore #123, 06/15/09


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Taken on May 23, 2009