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Frank Gehry Talks Dictators, Dubai, and the Difficulties of Architecture

Frank Gehry Talks Dictators, Dubai, and the Difficulties of Architecture
Frank Gehry Talks Dictators, Dubai, and the Difficulties of Architecture, Courtesy of Foreign Policy
Courtesy of Foreign Policy

Frank Gehry recently sat down with Foreign Policy’s Benjamin Pauker for a candid interview covering everything from his distaste for Dubai (it’s “on steroids [...] like every cruddy city in the world”), his dislike for cold, minimalist architecture (“I need a place where I can come home and take my shoes off”); and, oddly enough, his approval of benevolent dictators - albeit with taste, of course. As Gehry put it: “It's really hard to get consensus, to have a tastemaker. There is no Robert Moses anymore. Michael Bloomberg wants to be one. In fact, he promised he would build 10 more of my buildings in New York, but, you know, he hasn't yet. Architecture's difficult … [sigh].” Read the full interview here.

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "Frank Gehry Talks Dictators, Dubai, and the Difficulties of Architecture" 27 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/395402/frank-gehry-talks-dictators-dubai-and-the-difficulties-of-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884