Yesterday I had occasion to go to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, a Frank Gehry-designed facility that opened near downtown a couple of years ago. I used to work a stone's throw from another Gehry building, an art museum on the campus of the University of Minnesota, so I had no difficulty recognizing who had designed the Ruvo Center the first time I saw it. Wacky curves made of stainless steel? That's a Gehry.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I walked all around, taking pictures from every angle, and went through as much of the interior as they would let me (which turned out to be not very much, surprisingly--it's mostly off-limits unless you have some demonstrable reason for venturing past the lobby). Striking building, without argument. Whether you like it or not is a matter of taste. I would really like to explore the inside more, especially to see the rooms that abut the exterior curves--are they just as weird looking out as looking in?
You can see all the pictures I took here.
For the obligatory, minimal poker tie-in, try to spot the name of a former winner of the World Series of Poker Main Event on the donor wall (photo #22).