I'm an architecture nerd. That's news for any newer folks hanging around here...
Here - a random thought or two in general
Here - another random observation
Here - Frank Lloyd Wright worship
Here - An overview of American Architectural styles and periods
Here - How McMansions go horribly wrong
Here - Another thought or two on Frank Lloyd Wright
Here - Homogenization of 20th century society
Here - a discussion of Art Deco and Mid Century Modern styles
There are more, believe me... I'm just too lazy to go find them all....
So back to the original intent of this little installment:
This from the Salt Lake Tribune Money section this morning: World renowned architect Frank Gehry has been hired by a Utah County entrepreneur to design a multi-use development in the north part of Utah County. Brandt Anderson made news recently with the purchase of an NBA Development League team to play in Utah County, and simultaneously announced an affiliation with the Utah Jazz, all in one swell foop.
The kid is 29 years old.
Gehry, 76, holds the Pritzger Architecture Prize, the world's premiere architecture honor. His buildings include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Spain, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. (both are pictured here...)
Many of his projects have become tourist attractions. He is now designing an addition to the Philadelphia Museum of Art that will be underground.
Hopefully, the thing in Utah County won't be a giant stucco monster like our lovely Gateway project. I hope I'm not the only one who thinks the Gateway looks as fake as everything represented on the Las Vegas Strip. Including balloon boobies.
Yeah, I know. I'm clever like that.