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May 12, 2006

Gehry: starchitect, "liberal do-gooder," misreader of community concerns

Atlantic Yards Report

Barred from the press conference, Norman Oder catches up and comments on the mainstream media's coverage:

So here's what I missed when I was blocked from attending the press conference yesterday: architect Frank Gehry, a self-described "do-gooder, liberal," accusing critics in Brooklyn of being, basically, Luddites. “There is progress. There's constant change,” said Gehry, according to NY1. “People aren't riding around on horseback anymore.”
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Why did Forest City Ratner hold the press conference yesterday rather than weeks earlier--when the slightly downscaled plan was released--or sometime later? No press outlet offered an explanation, but it might simply have been keyed to the new documentary, Sketches of Frank Gehry, directed by Sydney Pollack, opening today.

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Posted by lumi at May 12, 2006 8:22 AM