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March 7, 2008

So, the claim that Gehry's Brooklyn-born comes from the AY web site

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder runs down the source of the bogus claim, found in court papers filed by Forest City Ratner, that architect Frank Gehry was born in Brooklyn.

I shouldn't have been so hard on Forest City Ratner attorney Jeffrey Braun, claiming in a 1/25/08 legal filing that architect Frank Gehry was born in Brooklyn. After all, the claim comes directly from the official Atlantic Yards web site.

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Well, it can't be an honest mistake, can it? After all, the Atlantic Yards bio of Gehry links directly to the architect's Pritzker Prize bio, which states that he was born in Canada.

For more than two years, since Gehry stated his willingness to meet with Brooklynites but deferred to his client, and since he cracked that protesters "should've been picketing Henry Ford," Gehry's certainly lost some of his aura in Brooklyn.

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Posted by steve at March 7, 2008 8:03 AM