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Calatrava the sculptor
is this
like this?

Santiago Calatrava’s proposed “Chicago Spire,” original version, and Giovanni Da Bologna’s “Ratto delle Sabine” from 1583, in Florence.
You would never break off her top arm, it would ruin the upward flow of the energy.

So why did Calatrava propose this

as an update?

It’d be like,

It doesn’t work as well.

Remember the show at the Met earlier this year,
Santiago Calatrava, Sculpture into Architecture?

And by the way, if you’re wondering what’s underneath that sensuously flowing garment he designed in the original,

Wouldn’t she fit nicely? A Venus, also by Giambologna, also in Firenze.