Paolo Soleri, a renowned 91-year-old architect and urban theorist, finally will see a bridge he designed open on Dec. 11. Photo: Stephen Krystek The cable-stayed pedestrian bridge will traverse a canal in downtown Scottsdale, Ariz. The Phoenix office of Howard S. Wright Constructors began work in March on the $3-million Soleri Bridge and Plaza in downtown Scottsdale, Ariz. Local firms Douglas Architects, structural engineer PK Associates and landscape architect Steve Martino & Associates worked on the design with Soleri’s Cosanti Foundation, Paradise Valley. The 130-ft-long cable-stayed pedestrian bridge crosses the Arizona Canal from the Waterfront District on the north side
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