Gehry’s plans for the Grand Avenue Project
Starchitect and generally feisty dude Frank Gehry has been working in Los Angeles for more than 50 years, and is still going strong with a handful of big new projects underway in the city. He doesn’t seem to be slowing down, but 50 years in the field has provided more than enough material for a restrospective exhibition. As a companion to the LA County Museum of Art‘s exhibit on Gehry and his work (running until spring), the museum’s put together a map of all of Gehry’s designs in the LA area, with the architect’s residential, commercial, and public buildings are plotted out, dated, and color-coded according to category. (Not on the list? The house he “refused” to finish for uber-wealthy philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad.)
The map caps it all off with Gehry’s not-yet-finished projects, including Bunker Hill’s giant, mixed-use Grand Avenue Project, the Children’s Institute, Inc. headquarters in Watts, Santa Monica’s Ocean Avenue Project, the massive 8150 Sunset on the Sunset Strip, and the controversial LA River makeover. It’s just the thing to kickstart a Gehry-spotting road trip!
· Frank Gehry: Los Angeles Buildings [LACMA]
· Frank Gehry’s Los Angeles: A Retrospective in Buildings [Curbed LA]
· Frank Gehry [Curbed LA]