What was your best design?

Meier revists the Getty.
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Question: What was your best design?

Richard Meier: You know I like them all, and I go back to places that I’ve worked on 10 or 20 years ago I haven’t been for the last 10 years, and I say, “This is really nice.” It’s like a long lost relative that you visit again. But I guess the place which, you know, stands out probably is the Getty Center, because I go up there and I can see how all the trees that I planted have grown; how the places that you’re . . . It feels like it’s been there for a long time, and yet people are walking around looking at everything as though it’s brand new. It’s an extraordinary place. It still gets huge numbers of visitors that come not only for the exhibitions, but for the amazing library that’s there, and for the environment of the gardens; the relationship of the interior spaces to exterior spaces ___________. People love it, going there, and I love going there myself.

 

Recorded on: 9/17/07