In Sin City, where the Eiffel Tower is a stone's throw away from Venice, New York, and Camelot, stands a haven for doctors and researchers hard at work combating neurodegenerative diseases. A far cry from your average, blocky clinical facility, the linkurl:Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health;http://my.clevelandclinic.org/brain_health/default.aspx has a distinct flare and style that seems appropriate for Las Vegas.
And the man behind the building's unorthodox silhouette is none other than legendary architect linkurl:Frank Gehry.;http://www.foga.com/ The $100 million project of rippling sheets of stainless steel and scattered white stucco cubes houses researchers and physicians dedicated to treating patients suffering from neurologic diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinson's, and ALS. Gehry has designed a slew of iconic buildings -- from the linkurl:Walt Disney Concert Hall;http://www.laphil.com/philpedia/wdch-overview.cfm in Los Angeles and linkurl:Millenium Park;http://www.millenniumpark.org/artandarchitecture/ in Chicago, to the linkurl:Guggenheim Museum;http://www.guggenheim.org/bilbao in Bilbao, Spain. Gehry is no stranger to the...
TS: What attracted you to this project?TS: How can architecture influence scientific endeavor?TS: When designing the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, were you inspired by the diseases and patients it was intended to treat?TS: This was also a personal project for you. How has your life been affected by neurodegenerative diseases?TS: What would you like your ultimate contribution to science and scientists be?
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