NYT: Gehry Design Collaboration for 17 Lex
Baruch’s recently announced plan to renovate the main building at 17 Lexington Avenue aims to create a more unified physical campus. The New York Times’ Metro Section reporter David Dunlap penned a short piece on the project. “A wedge-like glass atrium with a twisting staircase is to be added to the facade in the $250 million project. Kathleen Waldron, Baruch’s president, said yesterday that work would begin in 2008. The architect, Gordon Kipping of G Trects will be collaborating informally with Frank Gehry.” *
One of the world's most renowned living architects, Frank Gehry was commissioned to design the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem. His other work includes the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, the Rasin Building (“Fred and Ginger”) in Prague, and many others.
* “Baruch College plans renovation” The New York Times (9/16/05)