the new york times
ARLES, France — It was 90 degrees at 10 p.m. as the lights dimmed on a stage under the exposed trusses of a 19th-century foundry. All was silent but for the humming of cicadas, all was still apart from the sultry breeze, and all was dark, except for the green flashing lights on the giant construction crane hovering overhead.
The crane, 200 feet high, loomed over a 10-story gnarled tower of steel and glass designed by the architect Frank Gehry. It is the centerpiece of Luma Arles, a $175 million arts complex built on a 15-acre plot of parched earth and defunct rail yard, known as the Parc des Ateliers. Visible from just about every vantage point in this low-lying Provençal landscape made famous by Vincent van Gogh, it is an ever-present reminder that the Swiss art patron Maja Hoffmann is busy transforming this city.
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