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Frank Gehry - InterActiveCorp Building

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The New York Times Building may not have ended up as Gehry's ticket into New York City, but the less skyscraper-y IAC Building got him a nice spot on the Chelsea waterfront -- he even got to put in a nice deck overlooking the High Line.

The design of the building is meant to mimic sails. You can't really tell from my photos as I was too lazy to cross the street to get the prototypical shot of the building. Instead I was enthralled with how well the glass was able to contort and reflect the blue sky and clouds -- definitely an advantage over Gehry's metal designs. From the adjacent sidewalk its a bit difficult to get a feel for the form of the building --not enough setback -- but you do get a closeup look at the faux-frosting on the windows: little white circles increase in concentration to transition the windows from transparent to opaque.

The building has two things going against it:

1) The lot size is too small for the form imposed upon it. Instead of floating glass sails, it feels like embellishments on a box. Other Gehry designs have been much more successful at deconstructing the rectilinear form

2) The stock IAC logo is ugly.

Gehry will soon have over a block's worth of buildings in Brooklyn at Atlantic Yards, so he'll have more opportunity to make his mark on NYC.

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Love 'em or hate 'em

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Frank Gehry -- you either love his work or hate it. I, for one, happen to like (most) of his work, so I'm excited to hear that he will be designing the performance arts center at the NY WTC site.
- SignOnSanDiego.com -- Architect Frank Gehry to design performing arts center at ground zero

Gehry Sails

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interactive corps simulated photoThe NYTimes has an article on a new Gehry building being built in New York that will be the headquarters of Barry Diller's InterActive Corps. I didn't see any details of this when I saw the Frank Gehry exhibit in LA, so I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures and close-ups of the "white glass."

Ship of Glass for Chelsea Waterfront

Land of the Lost

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After reading about the London tube stations in Gaiman's Neverwhere, I really enjoyed rummaging through these sites that were linked to off of Making Light:
- Abandoned Stations
- Forgotten NY