canadian architect frank gehry will not design jerusalem’s museum of tolerance .
the museum of tolerance is slated to be built on a parking lot that was once part of an
ancient muslim cemetery.
the LA-based simon wiesenthal center, which is overseeing the planning of
the 150 million USD museum, also released a statement to tablet via e-mail that seems
to confirm gehry’s assertion, saying that the decision to go with someone other than
gehry was made ‘to reflect today’s world economic realities.’
this is not the first time that gehry has been unable to see a big-profile project come to fruition:
the architect’s design for the controversial atlantic yards project in brooklyn was dropped
last june and is now being designed by ellerbe becket and shop architects.