And from 11.06 till 11.08, an in-depth discussion on… Frank Gehry’s new building in New York!

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If you look above, you will find the waterfront of London’s glittering Manhattan’s Lower West Side. Also known as the Meatpacking District. Also known as a whole load of fun. Newly adorned with a white thing.

The white thing is the work of Frank Gehry – the gennelman behind such postmodern wonders as Bilbao’s Guggenheim, Los Angeles’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, and a whole bunch of other stuff that doesn’t spring to mind at this present time.

Anyways, the white thing is Frankie’s first realised New York commission, it’s supposed to look like a yacht or something, it’s made entirely of glass (the outside, anywho), and it looks like something straight out of a Leicester out-of-town business park.

Here are more pictures of said building:

Very white, in't it?

and…

Ooh, pwetty.

There are some clever bendy bits where the glass twists a whole 150 degrees by way of cold-warping (us either), it looks kinda pretty in good lighting, and it has a swish-swish-swish thing going on but it’s sorta, you know…

*peers over spectacles* 

More Frank-ness? Go here.

 

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4 comments to “And from 11.06 till 11.08, an in-depth discussion on… Frank Gehry’s new building in New York!”

  1. Yeah, it’s okay, but it doesn’t stand up to his other stuff. Like that genius fish sculpture of his in Barcelona. And that place in Hannover he did. Can’t remember the name.

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  2. And his house in Santa Monica. V lovely.

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  3. They’ve lost the plot with that skyline since the Twin Towers went, haven’t they? This just looks lumpen. New York is supposed to be all about taller, bigger, higher.

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  4. Get us, discussing architecture.

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