The Quadracci Pavilion at Milwaukee Art Museum. Image via Flickr user bvincent licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
The Quadracci Pavilion by Santiago Calatrava and the Contemporary Arts Center by the Pritzker-winner Zaha Hadid are celebrating their 20th anniversary. Both buildings are the first US projects completed by these legendary architects that have contributed to the stimulation of economic development in Midwestern American cities over the past two decades. In fact, for that reason, Milwaukee’s mayor declared September 16 “Santiago Calatrava Day” to commemorate the Pavillion’s opening.