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Frank Gehry, not a landscape architect, will help re-work L.A. River. Why?

Frank Gehry, not a landscape architect, will help re-work L.A. River. Why?

To the editor: Thank you for this story demonstrating that the era of the star architect has yet to sunset. While Frank Gehry, who will draft the master plan for the redevelopment of the Los Angeles River, is certainly one of the most talented and revolutionary architects of our time, Mayor Eric Garcetti's comparison of him to the greatest landscape architect in North America — and yes, this is a separate credentialed profession — is nearsighted. ("Architect Frank Gehry is helping L.A. with its Los Angeles River master plan, but secrecy troubles some," Aug. 7) Perhaps the best indication of the mayor's misplaced focus is that although the team of Olmsted...

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