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Gehry Disappointing

The Philadelphia Museum of Art hired Frank Gehry for its new renovation, opening up the opportunity for an exciting old-meets-new architectural statement. But after six years of planning, the design that emerged is uninspiring.
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Urbanist blogger Gregory Heller discusses how Philadelphia Museum of Art missed an opportunity to be bold and to transform itself and the image of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway--today a less than successful urban space. In the end it's not about architecture as much as it is about a city's willingness to be ambitious, take risks and evolve.

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