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Against Swoopiness

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Our cousins over at Curbed National tipped us off to a pretty hilarious story in the Wall Street Journal about an anonymous Iowa-based philanthropist who is offering a $300M reward to any city that hires someone other than Frank Gehry to build its main art museum. "Don't get me wrong, I like iconoclastic, swoopy structures that look like bashed-in sardine cans as much as the next guy," says the anonymous philanthropist. Quotes from an unnamed architecture critic and city planner are even better. [WSJ via Curbed National]