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The End of Starchitecture?

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In a weekend piece on architects struggling to drum up business, the Times' throws cold water on Atlantic Yards and takes some egos down a peg: "Adding to the woes of big-name architects, many of their most ambitious projects have been shelved, scaled back or abandoned. Gehry’s billion-dollar mixed-use developments in Los Angeles and Brooklyn are in limbo, Foster’s 118-story Russia Tower in Moscow is on hold, and work on Santiago Calatrava's Twizzlerlike Chicago Spire, which was to be one of the world’s tallest buildings, has sputtered. The situation has led some industry watchers to declare an end to the era of celebrity architecture and signature buildings. [NYT]