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MIT Sues Renowned Architect For Alleged Flaws In Unusual Building
Web Editor: Rhonda Erskine, Online Content Producer
Created: 11/6/2007 2:31:54 PM
Updated: 11/6/2007 3:57:22 PM
BOSTON (AP) – MIT is suing world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, alleging serious design flaws in the 300 million dollar Stata Center, a building widely celebrated for its unconventional walls and radical angles.
The suit alleges that soon after its completion in spring 2004, the center’s outdoor amphitheater began to crack due to drainage problems. The suit also claims the building has persistent leaks and mold grew on the center’s brick exterior.
The Boston Globe reports the suit filed in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston seeks unspecified damages for costs and expenses incurred by MIT. The school paid Los Angeles-based Gehry Partners $15 million to design the Stata Center.
The newspaper says the firm did not respond to calls and e-mails seeking comment.