Wednesday, March 7, 2012
B and T
"Bridge and Tunnel" is an derogatory term given to commuters from points beyond NYC. Plinkoed from a high rise on the Upper East Side and blissfully settled in Connecticut, I am now a member of this chagrined set.
Perhaps this blemished reputation wouldn't be so unfortunate if Santiago Calatrava had his way with the Triborough Bridge. His designs are sensational. They conjure prehistoric skeletons but float as if spun from cobwebs. Tracking back to the hood by the grace of an architectural phenom could potentially start a cultural revolution. Look at what the High Line did to the Meat Packing District. Humorously, a little Calatrava could be capable of lifting the stigma associated with an E-Z Pass and out-of-state plates.