Thinking: Freeways

20 Feb

BLDGBLOG today features a competition to design a road/rail bridge or tunnel from Russia to the USA, across the Bering Straight. The idea is ambitious, if slightly misplaced, as even luddites now acknowlede that car travel is certainly not the way of the future (and when they’re investing in public transport in LA, you know they must be serious).

Anyway it got me thinking about freeways and how ridiculous they will look when we manage to remove the petrol pump from our vein, and find a better way to get around.

Alex Maclean (Crisscrossed Highway Interchange, Phoenix, top) is an aerial photographer whose large-scale works are inspiring in their beauty, yet isolating in their solace. In contrast, Christian Stoll‘s monolithic captures (like EXPWY4, below) are stunning images of freeways at their most menacing.

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Posted by on February 20, 2009 in thinking


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