I had to return an overdue book at the Scottsdale library and since I was alone I decided to stop and checkout the Soleri Bridge (past attempts to do this with kids has resulted in comments that this would be boring). The bridge was designed by the late Paolo Soleri, an Italian architect who worked alongside Frank Lloyd Wright as an apprentice. When we first moved to Arizona we once went to one of his talks at the Scottsdale library. He used to give talks about ecology and architecture (arcology as he called it), about his project Arcosanti, an experimental town that focuses on design, community and environmental accountability. He passed away in 2013. If you are in Arizona Arcosanti is worth a visit, it’s just off I-17 north near Cordes Junction.
Here is a few photos I took today of Soleri’s bridge in Scottsdale, AZ.