Speaking of celebrities, architect Frank Gehry is as famous as architects can be. Long known by his signature work, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, he's still wowing the critics and public alike. Witness L.A.'s Disney Concert Hall, completed in 2003.
Washington, sometimes described as the city that hires the world's best architects to do their worst work, recently lost its chance at a stunning Gehry building - an addition to the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The funding suddenly went away and we can only imagine the frustration of artists whose works are so difficult to realize. Gardeners pretty much have it easy on that score.