Frank Gehry: Half Dressed


The headquarters of Barry Diller’s InterActive Corp. are rising on the West Side Highway of Manhattan, next door to famed nightclub The Roxy. After finishing up a day at the office, perhaps Diller can head next door to hang out with the rest of the Velvet Mafia.

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Gone are Gehry’s trademark metallic undulations, replaced instead with glass covered in a frosted treatment called a glass frit.

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The end result is supposed to resemble a sailboat. Although it’s not completed yet, it all feels rather cold and monolithic to me, whereas his metallic creations at least seemed inspired by a bit of fun.


Incidentally, this is just blocks away from Joe Ovelman’s Sao Paulo wall.

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