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May 16, 2006

Miss Brooklyn?

Tony Fletcher's ¡JAMMING!

“We spent an enormous amount of time studying Brooklyn… trying to get a sense of what it is.” — Frank Gehry

The transplanted Brooklynite responds:

There are millions of people who live in Brooklyn, who love the Borough dearly and deeply, and have an intrinsic understanding of what works visually and structurally for its future benefit. Frank Gehry is not among them. That’s why he’s flailing around “trying to get a sense of what it is.” Anyone who has to deliver such a labored quote as that does not deserve to design the tallest skyscraper the Borough has ever seen. Nor should anyone who confesses to naming that building “my ego trip” be allowed to name it Miss Brooklyn. Unless he plans on putting a question mark after it? In which case the building name will prove all too prophetic.

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Posted by lumi at May 16, 2006 4:24 PM