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Work Finally Begins on Huge Eisenhower Memorial

DC site will honor 34th president

(Newser) - After years of public controversy and debate, work is finally beginning Thursday on a massive memorial to President Dwight Eisenhower. A groundbreaking ceremony will mark the start of the project, which has been plagued for years by a bitter running fight over the memorial's design and aesthetics, the AP... More »

Obama Names 21 Recipients of Medal of Freedom

Michael Jordan, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, and more

(Newser) - President Obama is honoring actors Robert DeNiro, Cicely Tyson, Tom Hanks, and Robert Redford with the nation's highest civilian honor, the AP reports. They are among 21 people Obama plans to recognize with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House next Tuesday. Honorees from the sports world... More »

Walt Disney's Daughter Dead at 79

Diane Disney Miller famously fought for Frank Gehry-designed hall

(Newser) - Walt Disney's eldest and last surviving child, Diane Disney Miller, died yesterday at age 79 in her Napa Valley home following complications from a fall, the LA Times reports. Her childhood playground visits with her sister helped inspire Disneyland, but she may have left her biggest mark with her... More »

Facebook Building Office Designed by Frank Gehry

Company hopes to break ground in 2013 on renowned architect's vision

(Newser) - A little sliding stock isn't keeping Mark Zuckerberg from thinking big about Facebook's future. The company has enlisted world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to design its first custom-built office site, reports AllFacebook . Gehry envisions one giant building "that manages to avoid the look of a warehouse or hangar... More »

Eisenhower's Family Objects to Memorial Design

Frank Gehry's proposal puts too much focus on Kansas roots, they say

(Newser) - A memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower is scheduled to be unveiled on the Washington Mall in 2015, but first a thorny dispute needs to be resolved between Eisenhower's family and renowned architect Frank Gehry. Ike's relatives think Gehry's design—which features a statue of Eisenhower as boy... More »

9 Big Names Who Went to Community College

In honor of the White House Community College Summit

(Newser) - President Obama recently called community colleges the "unsung heroes of America’s education system." Huffington Post rounds up nine notable community college attendees who prove his point:
  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger: Attended Santa Monica College before becoming the Terminator, and then the Governator.
  2. Tom Hanks: He transferred from Chabot College
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Gehry Gambles Big in Las Vegas

Swirling, crumpled new clinic building is certainly unique

(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... More »

Toronto Opens Gehry's Sober Masterpiece

Art Gallery of Ontario eschews wild curves for spare, light-filled spaces

(Newser) - Frank Gehry has lived in Los Angeles for decades, but the celebrity architect was born and raised in Toronto. On the eve of his 80th birthday, his hometown has opened its first Gehry building: the new Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto's Chinatown. Gehry's renovated museum, which displays a... More »

Tolerance Museum Digs Up Trouble in Jerusalem

Arab angered as construction of Gehry-designed site disturbs remains

(Newser) - A parking lot in downtown Jerusalem is the latest battleground in the Arab-Israel conflict, Bloomberg reports, as plans for a museum of tolerance have inflamed tensions after initial construction work uncovered human remains in long-abandoned Muslim cemetery. The Israeli supreme court’s decision to approve the re-interment of Muslims remains... More »

10 Must-See Big Apple Buildings

There's plenty of NYC beyond the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty

(Newser) - Headed to New York for a burst of sightseeing? Trade the Statue of Liberty for a tour of the Big Apple’s 10 must-see buildings, as compiled by the Center for Architecture:
  1. Conde Nast Building
  2. Brooklyn Museum
  3. Prada New York
  4. Rose Center For Earth And Space
  5. Apple Store Soho
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MIT Sues Gehry for Negligence

Architect's $15M design for campus building called 'deficient'

(Newser) - One of the most famous buildings on the MIT campus is plagued by design flaws, the school says, and it has sued Frank Gehry, alleging the world-famous architect provided "deficient design services" for the $300 million project. The university paid Gehry $15 million to design the Stata Center, which... More »

Palatial Design, Modest Price

Can a Kiwi architect create the future of urban design in the Chicago suburbs?

(Newser) - Students of urban design should take a lesson from a new condominium development in Chicago's northern suburbs, the Chicago Tribune's architectural critic Blair Kamin says. Its three 20-story buildings in Skokie not only "create an instant skyline for a suburb that doesn't have one," they use Lego-like layers... More »

10 Years on, Bilbao Still Wows

(Newser) - Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Bilbao is ten years old this week, freshly buffed and looking better than ever, Bloomberg reports. The birthday is marked by a successful show of American heavyweights like Keith Haring, Julian Schnabel and Richard Serra. Bilbao continues to benefit from the cultural attention garnered by the building,... More »

Muschamp, Critic's Critic, Dies at 59

Wrote during 'surge of exuberance' in architecture

(Newser) - Architecture critic Herbert Muschamp died of lung cancer last night at age 59, the New York Times reports. Muschamp wrote for the Times during a “surge of exuberance” in architecture, and his personal style grabbed readers for more than a decade. Said the Times editor who hired him, “... More »

10 Modern Chicago Masterpieces

(Newser) - In a city known for its early 20th Century buildings, Chicago Magazine names 10 early 21st Century masterpieces, boasting that these structures make Chicago "a global epicenter of architecture."
  1. GARY COMER YOUTH CENTER (2006)  John Ronan Architects, 7200 South Ingleside Avenue
  1. STATE STREET VILLAGE (2003)  Murphy/Jahn Architects,
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