“Separated at birth?” asks Marjorie Ingall. Let’s take a look:
This is the Quadracci Pavilion of the Milwaukee Art Museum, completed in 2001:
Architecture buffs may recall this as Santiago Calatrava’s first project in the US.
Calatrava doesn’t usually work at this scale, though:
The shoe is by Tea Petrovic, and it is indeed inspired by Calatrava. Dezeen has a gallery of Petrovic’s designs for your perusal.
How well this sort of thing holds up, I couldn’t tell you, though the Quadracci has been standing for nine years without incident.
(Dick Stanley sent this along. Thank you, sir.)