Ed Driscoll

When The Fountainhead Springs A Leak

Ann Althouse notices a superstar architect being sued for taking his deconstructionism just a little too seriously:

The building is incredibly cool, a showpiece. Check out these pics of the Stata Center at MIT, designed by Frank Gehry. But MIT is suing, “charging that flaws in his design… one of the most celebrated works of architecture unveiled in years, caused leaks to spring, masonry to crack, mold to grow, and drainage to back up.”

Corbusier would have gone from Bauhaus to the poorhouse if his clients sued him along similar lines.