Architect Frank Gehry to design proposed Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum

Renowned architect Frank Gehry was in North Adams Friday to visit what supporters hope will become the future site of the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum, an initiative being championed by Thomas Krens, former director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Gehry, who worked with Krens on the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, signed on earlier this year to design the proposed 83,000-square-foot museum. “It has spectacular potential,” said Gehry. “I don’t know of anything quite like what [Krens] has in mind.”

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