Frank Gehry

Lines Drawn in the Sky by a Failed Pilot

Lines Drawn in the Sky by a Failed Pilot

He was going to be a jet pilot. Not a jet pilot in the gamer sense, blowing other jets up. No, Frank Gehry while he swept up the trash at a small airfield in Southern California dreamed of being the guy you heard piloting your 757 from LAX to JFK: "Hello, this is your captain Frank Gehry, wishing you a pleasant flight at 33,000 feet," etc. Would he have pointed out the lines of the terminal at Dulles Airport? "On your left is a building designed by Eero Saarinen, a guy from Finland who designs some very comfortable chairs," for example. But he never became a pilot. He fell into architecture by accident, and look what has happened.