From the blog Veritas et Venustas comes the amusing comparison of Atlantic Yards starchitect Frank Gehry’s words about Brooklyn and Brighton, England.
Gehry said of Brooklyn and his Miss Brooklyn tower: "We're trying to understand what is Brooklyn, what is the body language of Brooklyn, and trying to emulate it without copying it. Copying it would trivialize it."
And of his seaside project in Brighton? "One thing that impresses me is the Victorian character of the town," he says. "I've got this picture of the maidens in their floating dresses in Brighton on the wall of my office. It's a kind of inspiration and the towers now do look as if they relate to that."
A Victorian maiden to go with a Brooklyn bride. Now, our day is complete.
· Gehry in Br
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· Ratnerville Update: Frank Gehry's Latest Revealed [Curbed]