'Urban Planning is Dead in the U.S.,' Says Gehry

In this interview, Frank Gehry defends his record and balks at being called a "starchitect."

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December 17, 2009, 11:00 AM PST

By Tim Halbur


In addition to excoriating American urban planning, Gehry talks about his new building in Abu Dhabi and the lack of true "environmentally-friendly" architecture.

Interviewer Holly Williams says she "...can't resist mentioning that architects' nemesis, the Prince of Wales. But it elicits a surprising response. "It's ok for Prince Charles to be who he is, and want what he wants – God bless him for coming out of the closet and saying what he thinks ... I mean some of things he likes, I like, and some of things he's come out against, well, I'm on his side," he says."

Thursday, December 17, 2009 in The Independent (UK)

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