Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Entry #170: The Unrealized Gehry Building?

Below is a conceptual model of the proposed Art Center building, as designed by Frank Gehry for a cool 9 million. Cost is projected at 20 million. The current milieu at Art Center makes this nearly impossible.

Dreams do die. hard.

It looks too messy and boxy as well as blocky and disordered. I get a sense of panic from it. Is this what they are going for? Get that project done kid! Or is the Gehry name suppose to remove the casual observer's sense of agitation?

Also, where will students gather and where is the sense of community and camaraderie that is so vital at any educational institution? I guess you can project movies on the boards to the side, but again, too much agitation to really pull it off. I'm totally over this guy.

LA Times article about Art Center's PR problem.

The petition

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