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Frank Gehry’s IAC building May 3, 2007

Posted by farshadf in NYC.
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Say what you will about Frank Gehry’s IAC building along the West Side Highway, but at least we can all admit that it’s different, and, uh, has a lovely staircase. Now that the weird hunk of metal and glass is as much a part of the city as rats and cupcakes, it’s funny to look at what might have been. Vanity Fair‘s website has a great slideshow of a bunch of early Gehry sketches and models for the site, including the boring clunker above. Yeesh, Frank, at least work for that paycheck, right? Also of note: It’s fairly apparent that the first crop of sketches were doodled on a bar napkin after about 8 rounds of appletinis with Barry Diller.

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