Don't know if you noticed, but this week in Jerusalem they done inaugurated the opening of a new bridge -- a Santiago Calatrava bridge, matter of fact. And this morning, a writer for Israel Opinion channels his inner Schutze and proclaims, "It is difficult to recall a case where something so huge, pretentious, expensive, and arrogant was built for the sake of so little."
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Calatrava has said, rather confusingly, that it's "120 percent modern." Residents of Jerusalem are, of course, conflicted: Notes the AP: "A ship's sail, a crooked nail, or a giant headache – Jerusalemites can't agree about how best to describe the newest landmark the capital city was inaugurating Wednesday." The future is now? --Robert Wilonsky