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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Hagia sophia

Cleaning up some old reading
Shirley & I toured on our honeymoon... most impressive

Fortune - October 17, 2005:
Santiago Calatrava Architect

What is the ultimate building?

'The Hagia Sophia [in Istanbul] is an achievement virtually without precedent: a great building that is introverted, as if you were entering a body, so that the experience is all about discovering the unbelievable space within. The sequence of your entrance, the articulation of the different volumes, and the vaulting create a single space of richness and complexity that no other building has achieved. It is a tremendously moving experience, which I thought about very much in working on the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.'"

Much more here: Hagia Sophia - Wikipedia

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