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World-famous architect Frank Gehry helps East Palo Alto students imagine future cities

Original post made on May 22, 2019

Architect Frank Gehry brought the same concepts he has used with teams to design renowned buildings, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, to an East Palo Alto classroom Tuesday.

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Posted by revdreileen
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 22, 2019 at 11:41 am

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What a wonderful gift to our children!

4 people like this
Posted by SO cool!
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 22, 2019 at 7:43 pm

What a treat

Walt Disney Concert Hall is incredible

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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on May 23, 2019 at 6:12 am

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Great story.
I was an intern at Chiat Day in 1986, working for my former Gunn journalism advisor Tom Harbeck, and the LA offfice of our firm had a fish- shaped conference room, and a card board love seat, both by Frank Gehry.
I left advertising— to move back here, to work on Earth Day — but finally saw the “new” Chiat Day Venice office in 2017, the one with the giant Oldenburg binoculars, that is now used by Google.

I recommend the documentary about Gehry and Dr. Wexler, his shrink.
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Posted by Former Palo Altan
a resident of another community
on May 24, 2019 at 9:40 pm

What a great story!
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if more of the famous and ultra-talented would spend time with these children?
Hopefully the modest circumstances of Frank Gerhy’s early life will provide encouragement and inspiration to these kids.

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