Frank Gehry Isn’t Fazed by Bruce Ratner Protests


Frank Gehry knows the score. In a brief interview with New York magazine’s Intelligencer blog, he says that he isn’t concerned about the big anti-Bruce Ratner protests held a few days back, which we reported on here. Nope, despite being the lead architect in Ratner’s massive Atlantic Yards development, after the troubles he ran into with building of the Bilbao Guggenheim he’s pretty sure it’ll all pass in the end. Here’s a bit:

“Have they got things against me?” he asked. “No, it’s against Bruce. You know, when Bilbao was in the model stage, when I was presenting it, I went to Bilbao and there were 300, 400 people with little candles stretched out in three rows, and I had to walk through them to get into the building, and they were protesting me. They published a fatwa in the paper saying ‘Kill the American architect.’ So I’m sort of used to it.”