This past Monday morning marked an interesting occasion for Paolo Soleri.

 

[photos by Hanne Sue Kirsch]

ADOT, Arizona Department of Transportation, approached Paolo about three years ago with an idea that he might design the abutments of a new bridge over Highway 17, very close to the Arcosanti site.

Here is Paolo with the ADOT landscape project manager Joel Salazar looking over final plans.

In the background we can see a mock-up of one of Soleri’s designs in full size, missing as of yet the primary colors of the design. Per Mary Hoadley Paolo once mentioned that he sees this design as ‘looking through a window’.

The meeting was attended by the press and here is Paolo graciously answering questions.

There is a very nice article, written by Cheryl Hartz about this occasion, in the Big Bug News.

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