Around the World With Architect Frank Gehry




architect Frank Gehry and the construction firm that will handle the billion-dollar renovation of the United Nations have been slapped with a lawsuit by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which claims the designer and builders failed to live up to their contracts and are responsible for the Stata amphitheater’s structural problems, Fox news reported this week.


Everyone was smiling three years ago when M.I.T.’s new $300 million Stata Center was described by its own renowned architect as resembling a “party of drunken robots.” –  But no one’s smiling now. It’s leaking, cracking and sprouting mold, and somebody’s going to have to pay.



gay businessman Barry Diller. Located next door to the famed ROXY nightclub, the IAC building will be Diller’s  headquarters for his empire.


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New York Times about the legal battle. He said he believes the issues at hand are relatively minor and that “M.I.T. is after our insurance.”


“These things are complicated, and they involve a lot of people, and you never quite know where they went wrong,” he told the newspaper. “A building goes together with seven billion pieces of connective tissue. The chances of it getting done ever without something colliding or some misstep are small.”