August 11, 2009

RIP - Charles Gwathmey

1938 - 2009, acclaimed architect highly noted for his work as one of the New York 5 in the late 1960s and including a sedated addition in 1992 to Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan; died of cancer on the 3rd August. Charles Gwathmey formed his partnership with high school friend Robert Siegel in 1968 and built a practice mostly on residential works.

obituary on the times


Marcos Barinas Uribe said...

what do you mean by sedated addition to the Guggenheim??

mad architect said...

it just means that it was "quiet" it serves as a backdrop to the original museum, without ego, without competition.

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