Fresh off a loss in Arch Duel, New York architects FXFOWLE will have to console themselves with their winning entry for a new bridge in everyone’s favorite future distopia, Dubai. At 1 mile long and 673 ft high, the “multi-modal” bridge will the longest and tallest arch bridge in the world, the 6th crossing across the Dubai Creek (“Creek?” Really?), and the most famous pair of arches since McDonalds went global.
[image via io9]
This may be the World’s longest AND tallest arch bridge, but Life Without Buildings is still partial to the Millau Viaduct –the perfect marriage of elegance and practicality which never quite looks real in photographs.
· Dubai to Build the World’s Largest Arch Bridge in 2012 [io9]
· Millau Bridge Opens [Life Without Buildings]