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Mark Zuckerberg Praises Frank Gehry: "He's Very Efficient"

Mark Zuckerberg Praises Frank Gehry: "He's Very Efficient"
Mark Zuckerberg Praises Frank Gehry: "He's Very Efficient", Early building model inside the completed headquarters. Image via Mark Zuckerberg
Early building model inside the completed headquarters. Image via Mark Zuckerberg

After Facebook began its move into its new Frank Gehry-designed headquarters last week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has praised his architect for his work. In a post on his personal Facebook page yesterday, Zuckerberg shares the story of how Gehry he initially turned down Gehry's request to design the project, saying that "even though we all loved his architecture... We figured he would be very expensive and that would send the wrong signal about our culture."

But Frank Gehry persisted, saying that he would match any bids the company received. As a result, Zuckerberg has now praised Gehry - in a somewhat uncharacteristic description of the architect - for being "very efficient."

Read Zuckerberg's full statement, after the break.

I want to share a story as we settle into our new building at Facebook.When we first announced we were adding a...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, April 6, 2015

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Mark Zuckerberg Praises Frank Gehry: "He's Very Efficient"" 07 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/616604/mark-zuckerberg-praises-frank-gehry-he-s-very-efficient/> ISSN 0719-8884
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