Las Lajas Bridge

Title

Las Lajas Bridge
Nicaragua Canal

Subject

canals; bridges (built works); construction sites

Description

View of Las Lajas Bridge (with person for scale) where the Nicaragua Canal is planned to pass through.
This project was funded by Bernard and Anne Spitzer Travel Fellowship for research projects involving travel abroad and incorporating the study of architecture, landscape architecture, or urbanism.
In late January 2014, Chinese investment group HKND announced plans to cut a 286 kilometer long and 83 meter wide canal across Nicaragua from the Pacific to the Atlantic. 2014-15 is potentially the last chance to document the Nicaraguan landscape from the Pacific to the Atlantic, along the canal route, before construction begins. There are many questions that I aim to gain perspective on from this trip. 1. What is Nicaragua now, and what might it become? 2. How do the locals feel about the canal? 3. How might tourism be impacted by the canal? 4. What might the viewsheds of the future become for Lake Nicaragua and the Pacific coast?

Creator

Gelband, Lara

Date

1996

Rights

This image is under copyright. You need to contact copyright owners for any commercial or non-commercial uses. Contact information: digital@ccny.cuny.edu.
Lara Gelband

Identifier

T0110

Coverage

Las Lajas, Rivas, Nicaragua

Files

13508176-P1180059.JPG

Citation

Gelband, Lara, “Las Lajas Bridge,” Spitzer School of Architecture, accessed April 25, 2024, http://digitalscholarship.ccny.cuny.edu/architecture/items/show/704.

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