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Fairly unique for Russia. Only a few Stefan Behnisch of Behnisch, oil-boom towns further east are Behnisch is bullish about the city’s experiencing remotely comparable prospects. His firm has secured a growth. Officially the city has invested commission to design a massive only around $360 million to $370 transit hub in Moscow-City. The projmillion in engineering and infrastrucect has temporarily stalled, but he ture, which it hopes to recoup later attributes the delays to the inherent through taxes and concessions.

The boxy skyscrapers exhibit Gehry’s flair for the twisted and askew, and the tallest among them—the 620-foot “Miss Brooklyn”—would surpass the Williamsburg Savings Bank as the borough’s highest building. ” On July 6, FCRC submitted a bid for the MTA-owned portion of the site. A competing team, Extell Development Company, submitted a significantly smaller plan, with no arena. Many locals opposed to the arena back that plan. Ilan Kayatsky Gehry’s Brooklyn plan bigger than first thought In the excitement surrounding developer Bruce Ratner’s proposed Nets Arena [RECORD, January, 2004, page 26] in downtown Brooklyn, less attention was paid to the scheme’s other, much more expansive elements.

ULI). She will be the first architect, and the first woman, to head the Gehry’s American Center in research and education institute Paris gets new lease on life since it was established in 1936. In June, French film libraries Cinémathèque Française and • Designer Yves Béhar has been Bibliothèque du Film, moved into the appointed chair of the Industrial Design Program at California College renovated former American Center of the Arts. on rue de Bercy in Paris. Designed by Frank Gehry, the American Center—which once held language, dance, theater, and music courses—closed its doors for lack of funds in 1996.

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