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
"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."