This stunning hotel is a 1/2 mile from Santa Maria Novella Train station and a 15-minute walk from central Firenze. The decor was beautiful, with 19th century paintings, antique furniture and old beautiful architecture. This is the main stairway at the entrance to the hotel. The lighting was beautiful and I love the shapes.
The design team, T.Y Lin International were an Outstanding Award winner in 2012 in the NCSEA Annual Excellence in Structural Engineering awards program (Category – New Bridge & Transportation Structures) for their design of the unique Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge in downtown San Diego. This is a bridge where architecture and engineering are integral. For instance, the inclination of the pylon and the horizontal curve in the bridge deck allow the suspenders to be anchored to only one side of the bridge deck.