The bike lane is more disparate in the world: the colossus of Rhodes of the TWENTY-first Century will be in Copenhagen

In 2008 proposed an idea somewhat far-fetched. Copenhagen, invited six architectural firms to design an awesome project, that would be called upon to become one of the new symbols of the city. The requirement passed by creating two towers in the port of the city, separated by a vast channel for the sail usually large ships and cruise ships, linked by a bridge high enough to allow the transit of ships. Thus was born the one who, without a doubt, will become the bike world’s most spectacular. The firm of Steven Holl won the competition, will do that in 2016 start to be built this pharaonic work, which consists of two towers and a bike lane suspended 65 metres in height.

The project, winner of the contest of 2008, has already received the green light to start its construction in the coming year.

The project, which has already received the green light, aims to convert the access to the port of Copenhagen an icon of the architecture, and, perhaps, a nonsense, an ode to megalomania devoid of practicality. While it is true that the buildings will take advantage of for different activities, housing auditoriums, and offices, to imagine that the idea of a bike lane suspended 65 metres of height makes sense, even saving the circumference that run today cyclists to get to the other side of the port, it seems a little naive (The Atlantic).

To reach the bridge cyclists will have to save first those 65 meters of height, using the own elevators of the two towers.


The truth is that the project is spectacular, but in Denmark have already begun to emerge the first discordant voices that they believe that it is all nonsense.

The two towers, and the bike lane suspended 65 metres in height also reminds us, bridging the gap, one of the creations most amazing classical culture, the famous colossus of Rhodes. That immense Greek sculpture, destroyed more than two centuries before Christ, would have been built according to popular belief, with one leg resting on every part of the pier of Rhodes. Although according to many other experts that popular belief, lost direction, both with two legs apart, could hardly have sustained a sculpture of that size.

it Seems that, in more than two millennia, humanity just has learned nothing from its history. And in the meantime we still strive to create symbols, almost megalomaniacs, without too much utility beyond attracting tourism, or create icons for our cities.

Source: Steven Holl
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