Wow. I know Gehry as the architect of the Rock & Roll Museum in Seattle and the Stata Center here in Cambridge (at MIT). His project “New York By Gehry” is a multi-purpose skyscraper in Manhattan that is more subtle than the other projects, more restrained in terms of odd architectural detail, unique in it’s features (bay windows, anyone?), taller than anything nearby, and absolutely gorgeous.
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Gehry’s fascinating to watch and listen to in this short video (“The Film”) as he talks about what makes his building special. (Personally, I was mesmerized watching him sketch!) Enjoy the movie!