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Frank Gehry sued for £150 million over 'leaky' MIT building

Frank Gehry is being sued for ‘serious design flaws’ in his $300 million (£150 million) Stata Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston.

The university is alleging that soon after the building was finished in early 2004 the outdoor amphitheatre cracked due to drainage problems, the building sprang leaks and, in winter, snow and ice ‘fell dangerously from window boxes’.

According to construction firm Skanska, part of the problem was with Gehry’s designs. The building features a number of elaborate bends and folds in its zinc cladding.

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