Architecture buff Brad Pitt has been invited to help revamp Los Angeles' rundown Downtown area by his pal, architect FRANK GEHRY.

The odd couple became firm friends last year (03) when the movie hunk openly praised Gehry's design of the WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL - and now the designer wants Pitt on board for a major new project.

The actor joined Gehry for a thinktank meeting last Friday (12MAR04) before the pair took a low-key walking tour of the Downtown area.

Gehry is heading up one of five teams competing for a new $1.2 billion project to rejuvenate Downtown Los Angeles.

19/03/2004 02:40