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Frank Gehry’s Design for Ground Zero Arts Center Shelved

Frank Gehry’s Design for Ground Zero Arts Center Shelved
Frank Gehry’s Design for Ground Zero Arts Center Shelved, Original Proposal. Image © Gehry Partners
Original Proposal. Image © Gehry Partners

Frank Gehry’s design for the performing arts center at ground zero in New York has been shelved and the planning board will instead select a design from three other finalist architects, the New York Times has reported. This follows on reports from February that Frank Gehry’s original design was being revised and his plans for an initial 1,000 seat center were being abandoned. “We’re in the process of selecting a new architect,” said John E. Zuccotti, the real estate developer who is the chairman of the arts center’s board. “Three architectural firms are being considered.” Gehry, however, has said that he’s heard “zero at ground zero” and hasn’t been informed of the board’s decision. To learn more about the plans for the performing arts center see the full article from the New York Times.

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Cite: Katie Watkins. "Frank Gehry’s Design for Ground Zero Arts Center Shelved" 04 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/544954/frank-gehry-s-design-for-ground-zero-arts-center-shelved/> ISSN 0719-8884