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los angeles. yes, there's gehry's disney hall. but right across the street is jose rafael moneo's cathedral of our lady of the angels. don't forget richard meier's getty center. for a california side trip, visit louis kahn's salk institute in la jolla.

seattle. here, you'll find gehry's experience music project museum and rem koolhaas' seattle public library, which "is probably even more thrilling as a vision of the future than as a public building, and a library that is electronic- media-based," says professor mark linder.

las vegas. the rem koolhaas-designed hermitage-guggenheim museum lies inside the venetian resort-hotel-casino. "las vegas is moving away from the disneyesque entertainment kind of thing to these pockets of high culture," says linder. "in a way, entertainment architecture is as fantastic as bilbao; it's not high culture, but it's sponsoring the possibility of it."

cincinnati. see iranian-born zaha hadid's design of the city's contemporary arts center, which the new york times called one of the best buildings in the century. while there, check out work by gehry, michael graves, and peter eisenman.
annandale-on-hudson. gehry's design of bard college's performing arts center is sure to attract many.

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canary islands. tenerife, the largest of spain's autonomous canary islands, hopes santiago calatrava's opera house will attract more than the towel-and-swimsuit set. with a winglike canopy, the building has been described as a turtle, a crescent moon, a wave, an eyelid, a helmet, and a palm frond.