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Tag Archives: A Five-Star Folly
Wait, What? They Like Ike Memorial?
As the hardworking staff noted last fall, The Weekly Standard’s senior editor Andrew Ferguson has been on the Eisenhower Memorial debacle like Brown on Williamson. Then there’s Frank Gehry, the starchitect who designed MIT’s Stata Center among other landmark buildings. His … Continue reading
Star(chitect) Power in Future Boston, DC Landmarks
This has been a good week for starchitects Renzo Piano and Frank Gehry, both of whom were resurrected in seemingly moribund development projects. Start with Piano, who designed the ill-fated Tommy’s Tower in 2007, the 1,000-foot-high skyscraper mayor Tom Menino wanted … Continue reading