Zubizuri

Santiago Calatreva was chosen to design the Zubizuri in Bilbao, Spain. It is a footbridge consisting of a curved glass walkway suspended by steel cables. Although beautiful, Calatreva has undergone much criticism for this bridge because of its impracticality. The city has a wet climate, which results in the glass deck of the bridge becoming very slippery. Eventually, the city had to compensate so many people¬†who slipped on the bridge, they decided to build anti-slip treads to the bridge. However, these covered the lighting from underneath the bridge which was part of the bridge’s appeal.Zubizuri

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