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M.I.T. Sues Gehry for Leaky Building

The Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, at MIT in Cambridge, Mass.
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The Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, at MIT in Cambridge, Mass.
Another view of Gehry's Stata Center.
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Another view of Gehry's Stata Center.
The Stata Center at MIT
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The Stata Center at MIT
Inside MIT's Stata Center
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Inside MIT's Stata Center

The elite engineering school is suing one of America's biggest architects over work he did on the university's Stata Center.

Frank Gehry's project initially won praise for its daring and whimsy, but today school officials say the complex is plagued by mold and cracked walls.

It's not the first time Gehry's work has been criticized. Engineers have also found problems with the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and with the Guggenheim in Bilbao. Diane Georgopoulos, president-elect of the Boston Society of Architects, talks about where responsibility really lies, and whether form-breaking architecture is prone to just plain breaking.

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