America's Greatest Living Architect

Los Angeles Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff praises the just-opened Disney Hall as a shining testament to Frank Gehry and Los Angeles.
October 21, 2003, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"...What makes the building so moving as a work of architecture is its ability to express a deeper creative conflict: the recognition that ideal beauty rarely exists in an imperfect world. It is this tension — and the delicacy with which Gehry resolves it — that makes Disney Hall such a powerful work of social commentary. That he could accomplish this despite a tortured construction process that dragged out over 16 years is a minor miracle. Its success affirms both Gehry's place as America's greatest living architectural talent and Los Angeles' growing cultural maturity."

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Published on Monday, October 20, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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