Wealth and Wooshes
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A few weeks ago my dad was telling me about a building designed for Paul Allen (of M*crosoft fame/infamy) by his company. Paul wanted a building whose exterior could change with his mood. So apparently the architect created a series of different panels and fabric that were able to be manually altered to created different styles and looks.
Now that’s money for you. But this is coming from the guy who told Frank Gehry (in describing how he wanted his Experience Music Project building to look) that he wanted it to swoosh. I’m paraphrasing, but it was woosh or swoosh and that’s what he wanted the building to do. Wow.