Not a lot has been mentioned about this, but if this comes to become reality, I'm going to say this is pretty damn cool.
Fairly few people realize that the famous architect Frank Gehry had a hand in designing Columbia. Indeed, he designed Merriwether Post Pavilion and the current Howard Hughes Corporation headquarters. (Somehow the jury is out as to whether he also designed the Columbia fire station. I mean-- wouldn't he know?)
So now there is apparently interest, and opportunity, in having the 83-year-old, now world famous architect return to Columbia to design something else. What, we don't quite know yet. But there's an article about it that you can find here.
I love the concept of having a new Gehry building as part of the redevelopment, and redefinition, of Columbia. I love the passage in this article that mentioned that Gehry sees the need for the rejeuvenation of Columbia. So do most sane-thinking humanoids. Wonder what the Coalition for Columbia's Downtown thinks about that? But I'm sure Frank Gehry will somehow be labelled as just another pro-development greedhound.