Frank Gehry - Art Gallery of Ontario Extension

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Will the AGO become a recognisable architecture landmark?

Yes - and with it Gehry has moved on from his Bilbao - Disney style
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Yes, but because it is Gehry, not because it is a great building
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Perhaps, time will tell.
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No
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Total votes : 301

Frank Gehry - Art Gallery of Ontario Extension

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:02 pm

Recently unveiled to the public is the <a href="http://canada.archiseek.com/unbuilt/ontario/toronto/ago/index.html">new extension</a> to the AGO in Toronto designed by local boy Frank Gehry. For weeks there was much anticipation as to what the building would look like. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has unveiled the schematic design for its new building by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. The redesign and expansion is the centrepiece of Transformation AGO, the museum's $500 million project that also includes the previously announced donation of art and funding by Kenneth Thomson. Groundbreaking is set for early 2005, and the project will be completed in late 2007.
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