frank gehry withdraws from jerusalem's museum of tolerance project frank gehry withdraws from jerusalem's museum of tolerance project
jan 18, 2010

frank gehry withdraws from jerusalem's museum of tolerance project

 

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.

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  • occured to anyone the irony of building a museum of tolerance over a ancient muslim cemetery… or is it just me???

    s. says:
  • HORRIBLE!!!!!!! =S

    =S says:
  • tollerance of what? of gehry still being an architect?

    a.d.k.v says:
  • I was really hoping that Frank was withdrawing in protest of the site; nope, just money.

    gpaudler says:
  • Seems a fitting tribute to an ancient cemetary site.

    sam says:
  • frank için fazla kötü. ayağa kalkınca belki güzel görünebilirmi?

    mr.ka says:

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