Renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Pritzker Prize-winning creator of stunningly angular, metallic-skinned structures such as the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Experience Music Project in Seattle, has been commissioned to design a building in Las Vegas.
Widely considered one of the world's leading architects, Gehry will design the Alzheimer's Research Center proposed for downtown's 61-acre Union Park development.
It will be located at the corner of Bonneville and Grand Central Parkway. A metal lattice covered atrium will grace that corner. Five stories of haphazardly placed blocks with open spaces between them lends some whimsy to this architectural masterpiece.
Ground breaking for the $60 million building is scheduled for late 2006 with an opening sometime in 2008.