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  • "U professor bashes SL architecture"
    -- "In fact, rich people generally love bad architecture, Kazuo Matsubayashi says. And powerful and intelligent people tend to love bad architecture, too." (Elaine Jarvik, dn_99.11.18)     *** more powerful     + and intelligent

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  • "Museums: Frank Gehry's masterpiece is about to change the world's cultural landscape"
    -- "Suddenly art museums will seem like the best generator of municipal growth (followed closely by sports stadiums)." (Cathleen McGuigan, nwk_00.01.01)     *** more

  • "Groundbreaking Again On Disney Hall"
    -- "After 12 years of planning, bickering and budget snafus, ground is being broken ... Since then the budget has nearly doubled for the hall to 270-Million dollars. The architect, Frank Gehry, nearly quit ..." (y_99.12.08)

    • "Long-stalled construction of new Philharmonic home to resume"
      -- "World-renowned architect Frank Gehry, who designed the elliptical-shaped Sydney Opera House [!!?!], explained his undulating concert hall design." (Louinn Lota, Associated Press Writer, sfg_99.12.09)

  • "Bilbao and beyond, at 70" -- "It's been a long haul for him. Nobody knew anything about him until he was 50 and he rebuilt his [Santa Monica, Calif.] house. ..." (Mildred Friedman on Frank O Gehry in Laurence Chollet, br_99.12.05)

  • "MIT's design plan: Genius at work"
    -- "... it looks like a drunken barn dance as it might be represented in a Disney cartoon ..." (Robert Campbell, bg_99.11.16)

  • "The Man Who Designed Bilbao - Now that Frank Gehry's such a star, everyone wants a piece of him"
    -- "So, you know, I didn't have to sit here and say, oh, God, what am I going to do now? I already did it. You know, I'm off. I'm way beyond Bilbao." (Frank Gehry in Cathleen McGuigan, nwk_99.11.22)

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  • "Ideas for an Unstable World"
    -- "For example, in [our recent work] with a fashion house and a certain entertainment company, we have discovered that corporations are actually incredibly unstable." (Rem Koolhaas, in Nicolai Ouroussoff, lat_99.12.31)
  • "The building will be 'an invitation'"
    -- "Bold is what Seattle strived for in selecting the radical Dutch architect ... Bold is what Seattle got yesterday." (Phuong Le, spi_99.12.16)

    • "New public library designs to be on display tomorrow"
      -- "... the new 15-floor library has a space-age feel ..." (spi_99.12.17)

    • "Plans for new library unveiled today"
      -- "It's not every day that a library meeting draws this much buzz." (spi_99.12.15)

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  • "Mayor gives architect a big hint: City Hall must say 'government'"
    -- "On another 'Just do it' note, San Jose's mayor and city council have given architect Richard Meier 90 days to come up with a City Hall design they like." (Editorial, sjmn_00.01.13)

    • "City stall: Officials stalemate on design"
      -- "In its quest to create a signature downtown City Hall, San Jose hired a world-famous architect, paying him $2.5 million so far to design the costliest public building in city history." (Barry Witt, sjmn_99.12.11)

    • "Let new city hall stay in limbo -- put efforts toward real public space"
      -- "A wonderful fight has broken out over a big, new city hall for San Jose. With any luck, this urban white elephant will never be built." (Joe Rodriguez, sjmn_99.12.14)


  • "A museum college kids could relish"
    -- "UT regents were at loggerheads with the heralded Swiss architectural firm ... The regents didn't like the unusual one-story building with the undulating roof proposed by the architects.

    ... After the architects quit the project in frustration, UT Architecture Dean Larry Speck resigned, saying the Swiss architects were treated badly. " (John Kelso, as_99.11.24)

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