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Monday, December 30, 2013

Frank Gehry in Paris

The Fondation Louis Vuitton commissioned architect Frank Gehry to create a building designed to showcase its collection of modern art and to provide a platform in Paris for twenty-first century art and culture.

The exterior of the building with its 13,500 m2 of curving glass panels has just been completed, although the interior will not open to the public until autumn, 2014.

Weather conditions were perfect yesterday afternoon for a photo-visit. I thought my architect-daughter-in-law Rachel would enjoy seeing some pictures.
 The building is located next to the Jardin d'Acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne. Gehry imagined a "glass sailing ship" that would reflect the natural beauty of the forest.

A technology marvel. And one that will surely become an icon in the years to come.

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous! Just got back from Chicago where we enjoyed seeing Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Your post is well-timed for me. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures.I would love to time my next visit to Paris for the grand opening of the museum!