Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Lawyers after Architect

MIT Sues Gehry

M.I.T. Sues Frank Gehry, Citing Flaws in Center He Designed
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has sued the architect Frank Gehry and a construction company, claiming that “design and construction failures” in the institute’s $300 million Stata Center resulted in pervasive leaks, cracks and drainage problems that have required costly repairs.

The center, which features angular sections that appear to be falling on top of one another, opened to great acclaim in the spring of 2004. Mr. Gehry once said that it “looks like a party of drunken robots got together to celebrate.”

I liked his Dancing House design in Prague.

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