“More Frank Gehry than Formal Greek” – Hillary Clinton

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This article originally appeared in International Business Times

In her farewell speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used the architecture of Frank Gehry to describe her vision of global cooperation.

In her address, Clinton remarked, “…we do need a new architecture for a new world — more Frank Gehry than formal Greek. Now, some of his work at first might appear haphazard, but in fact, it’s highly intentional and sophisticated. Where once a few strong columns could hold up the weight of the world, today we need a dynamic mix of materials and structures.”

Proving that architecture is about more than just buildings, Clinton has eloquently shown that the process behind designing great buildings is consistent with that of great cities, strong countries, and better worlds. Frank Gehry’s designs are as calculated as they are beautiful, as functional as they are inspiring. We look forward to the contributions that Mirvish + Gehry will bring to Torontonians for years to come.