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March 02, 2011 04:07PM

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Frank Gehry’s Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation

From the New York March issue: A French court ruling has halted construction of a new building in Paris designed by starchitect Frank Gehry. But the city of Paris is appealing the ruling, the Independent reported.
The partly built museum and gallery was commissioned by fashion mogul Bernard Arnault, the chairman of LVMH, which owns Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Givenchy and other brands. If the city’s appeal fails, the building will have to be torn down.
Gehry, 81, said he was “outraged by the selfishness, lack of civic pride and ignorance” of the group of Paris residents who opposed his design, according to French architect Jean Nouvel, who spoke on Gehry’s behalf. Click here for more.