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It’s a Calatrava

January 8th, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Structural engineers have their opinions about architects. The relationship between the two requires synergy, but sometimes the architect’s “vision” conflicts with the engineer’s sense of constructability.

So I smiled when I saw this cartoon by Steve Duenes, published in the New Yorker on Oct. 30, 2006.

Steve Duenes New Yorker cartoon

It looks like others have enjoyed the cartoon as well. The Milwaukee Journel Sentinal observed:

It’s apparently now fashionable to poke fun at Santiago Calatrava.

But at least the jokes occur in smart and fashionable locales such as The New Yorker and W magazines.

I can see the Milwaukee Art Museum or the World Trade Center Transportation Hub styled into the gentleman’s hair.

The New Yorker cartoon has an architect as the subject. Are there cartoons about structural engineers. Maybe we’re just not that funny enough to joke about? If you can share a good cartoon or comic, please leave a comment.

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