Quadracci pavilion, Milwaukee Art Museum (page 3 of five pages)

Santiago Calatrava

The South Terrace


The South Terrace

A parking garage is below grade under the museum

A footbridge supported by ten cables crosses Lincoln Memorial drive and provides a dramatic entrance for the museum. According to Alexander Tzonis, "the cable-stay bridge builds on the traditional vertical pylon plan to extend the span to 73 meters. Its 50-meter high spine stands at a 47-degree incline and provides a partial counterbalance to the bridge deck. A geometric arrangement of the return anchorage cables enables the mast to carry the entire load and accentuates the kinetic transition from street-bound movement to soaring flight" (200-02).

The upper entrance


Left and center: the lower entrance; right: view west from the upper museum entrance

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Work Cited:
Alexander Tzonis. Santiago Calatrava: The Poetics of Movement. New York: Universe, 1999.

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