Tolerance museum planned for Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, Israel -- Frank Gehry, designer of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, was selected by the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center as architect of the Center for Human Dignity and Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem.

The $150 million project will be located on a three-acre campus adjacent to Independence Park, and is expected to be completed in 2006.

"Frank Gehry is one of the world's great architects," said Ehud Olmert, mayor of Jerusalem, "and the Museum of Tolerance is one of the world's great projects. ... Promoting tolerance and human dignity is one of mankind's unfinished challenges."

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