Frank Gehry Calls Paris Residents 'Philistines' After Mega Museum Is Blocked By Zoning Committee

gehryA rendering of the would-be museum by Didier Ghislain / 2006

Photo: Courtesy of Gehry Partners, LLP

The world’s top architect has this to say about Paris after a zoning committee stopped construction of his newest museum:They are “philistines”. “With their little tight-fitting suits, they want to put Paris into formalin. It’s quite pathetic,” Frank Gehry said, according to the Telegraph.

Gehry’s stunning $135-million “Cloud” museum was to be a private museum for the art collection of LVMH’s Bernard Arnaud.

A local committee sued to stop the construction that would destroy forest land in Paris’ Bois de Boulogne.

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