March 27, 1986 |
It is one of the most dramatic civic structures of the decade, a delicate yet massive building whose architectural roots reach back to London's landmark Crystal Palace. New York's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which opens April 9, is so big that the Statue of Liberty could stand in its lobby without bumping its torch. "The international capital of the world--and that is New York City--deserves the best convention center in the world, and now we have it," boasts Mayor Edward I.
March 18, 1988 |
Gottfried Bohm of Cologne, West Germany; Frank O. Gehry of Venice, Calif.; Hans Hollein of Vienna and James Stirling of London have been named as the finalists in the competition to design the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the future home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Bunker Hill. The announcement was jointly made Thursday by Frederick M.
June 30, 1985 |
A bumper crop of art museums is rising across the country. Seeded by civic pride and cultivated by architects' egos, they have become an emblematic focus for many cities, their proud badge of culture, and for designers a much coveted commission promising honors, if not notoriety. Within the last few years, new art museums and museum additions have opened in Williamsburg, Va.; Des Moines, Iowa; Portland, Me.
January 21, 1988 |
"The architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness," wrote Frank O. Gehry to Music Center officials, describing how he would approach designing the Walt and Lily Disney Concert Hall for the new home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Gehry and five others, gleaned after a six-month comprehensive international search, were the architects designated as semifinalists last Thursday for the new hall atop downtown's Bunker Hill.
October 22, 1989 |
For 40 years, William Luksenburg kept his threadbare, blue and gray striped jacket from the Flossenberg concentration camp at the back of his closet. The jacket had been thin comfort during the winter of 1944 at the concentration camp north of Nuremberg, Germany, and his sole physical remnant from a forced march that left him near death as the allies closed in on Hitler's troops. "We were marching at night so they (the allies) wouldn't see us.