Zaha Hadid sues NYC publication over Qatar comments
Defamation proceedings ensue
Iraqi-born super architect Zaha Hadid has launched defamation proceedings against the New York Review of Books, over suggestions in an article that she was “showing no concern” for the deaths of hundreds of construction workers in Qatar.
According to The Guardian, Hadid has filed a complaint based on an article by Martin Filler, in which Hadid is referred to.
As one of the world’s most renowned architects, Hadid has designed one of the stadiums for the controversial Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Guardian says that Hadid has taken objection to the phrase “showing no concern” over the deaths, with the architect claiming it has been taken out of context. Earlier this year, the paper reported, Hadid said architects “have nothing to do” with construction deaths.