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  • Gandhi loved Jewish architect, biography says

    March 28, 2011 | 3:31 pm

    Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi left his wife for a German-Jewish architect and weight lifter, a new biography says.

    The new book, “Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India,” by former New York Times executive editor Joseph Lelyveld, reports that Gandhi was in love with...

  • Designing woman preserves observatory’s past for future

    By Morris Newman

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Brenda Levin sometimes said that she wishes her original architectural designs would get as much attention as her historic-preservation efforts, such as the restoration she's just completed of the Griffith Observatory. If so, there is no detectible ambivalence in her voice on this...

  • Which came first: the building or the dress?

    By Morris Newman

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A model at a Parisian fashion show sports an enormous collar that almost hides her head in an aureole of stiff, folded cloth. So stiff does the cloth appear, in fact, that it could almost be mistaken for concrete. Meanwhile, in Yokohama, Japan, architects have covered the ceiling of...
  • Gehry Spoken Here

    By Tom Teicholz

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Disney Hall may well be Frank Gehry's crowning achievement in Los Angeles -- and for good reason. Approaching The Walt Disney Concert Hall from the corner of First Street and Grand Avenue, the stainless steel walls reach into the air like a conductor's arms. The interior is even more...

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  • Making L.A. Real

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    This weekend the story of Los Angeles, and its future, is all about one building, the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Critics have already hailed our new symphony hall as a triumph of design, determination and a marriage of form, function and acoustic feng shui. But more significantly, in...

  • A Healer Returns

    By Toby Axelrod

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Daniel Libeskind is coming back to New York to help heal the wounds created on Sept. 11. He won't be working with words or medicine but with stone, cement, glass and steel.

    "My hopes are that out of the tragedy that happened, from the depths of the ground, something will soar into...

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