When the world needs a modern, contemporary, modernist architecture, it needs Frank Gehry
By David Lipsky and David McNewPublished May 02, 2019 06:08:18By David Lippersky andDavid McNewPosted May 03, 2019 09:09:14The iconic architecture of Frank Gehrys designed the iconic Modernist buildings of New York City and Chicago, but in his own words he’s now looking for new inspiration to turn his work into a modern masterpiece.
Gehry, now 80, told the New York Times that he’s searching for a modernist, modern architecture in the 21st century that he believes will be a catalyst for the construction of more buildings, like the Eiffel Tower.
The buildings Gehry designed are known for their timeless, yet modern and modernist design.
Gehry’s own buildings, including the EIFFEL Tower and the Chrysler Building, were designed in the 1960s.
He also designed the Chrysler building in Detroit, which he now calls the City of Angels.
The future of the EMBLETE, an iconic building on the corner of 14th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, has been a topic of discussion among New Yorkers since late 2016, when the building’s demolition prompted a wave of criticism, including one from President Donald Trump.
Trump, who said the building should be torn down because it was too expensive, called the demolition a disgrace and said the demolition would be the height of political correctness.
Gehrys, however, said he never intended to make a political statement, but he had never heard of a building of such great architectural merit being demolished.
Gehrry’s work also has drawn criticism for its overuse of materials, such as plaster and concrete, and its reliance on mass-production technology that would make it less environmentally friendly.
The EMBLTE, Gehry said, would be an “inventive building” and the next step would be to build a new, more sustainable structure.
In an interview with the Times, Gehrys said the buildings are “a lot like buildings that are in the World Trade Center.
They are a mass-produced piece of machinery and then you take the parts and you turn them into a new structure.
And that’s how it’s going to be.”
The EMBleTE would be Gehrys first major building in New York, but it’s not the only modernist building that he has designed.
Gehries, who died in 2005, designed the Empire State Building and the Grand Central Terminal in New Jersey.
The Eiffl Tower in New Yorkers’ memory.
The structure’s facade was built of concrete and limestone.
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