Gehry Gambles Big in Las Vegas
Swirling, crumpled new clinic building is certainly unique
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2010 10:23 AM CDT
In this photo taken March 17, 2010 architect Frank Gehry is seen in front of his latest creation, the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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(Newser) – Designing a building that outdoes the already delirious Las Vegas skyline is no easy trick, but Frank Gehry is the man for it. Gehry tells the AP he wanted the nearly complete swirling stainless steel structure he built for the Cleveland Clinic's brain center to stand out from what he called "the cacophony" of high-rise casinos and condos forming the spine of Sin City's sprawl. And he declares himself pleased with the results. "It took my breath away," he says, adding, "I mean, some people may think it's over the top. I don't think so."

 

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