Peter Kalikow under oath
He — developer Peter Kalikow — was the one who came up with the “innovative concept,” while I was the draftsman — preparing the 42 presentation drawings following his instructions.
‘His’ “innovative concept” has nothing to do with HOK/TCA’s ‘design’. The only similarities between the two is that they are both designs of “building occupying that site... [that] have four walls, elevators, stairs and windows... [like] hundreds of other buildings.”
“You have no idea.
“Your counsel never told you what this lawsuit all about?”
“He might have, I just probably don’t remember.”
Hank Winkelman (HOK lead designer for the project) under oath
When asked to explain lines in his sketch that were identical to my design of a new roadway, Winkelman answered:
“...[T]o me [they] are natural lines of force for the planning of the project.” ...
“How my hand or mind were dealing with those lines that can be interpreted as roadway, is conjecture for me to describe to you.”
When asked whether he relied on any material contained in my design presentation, Winkelman said:
“No. I did not rely. I saw this book [my design solution] with Larry Mason and almost began not to see it. Because it didn’t – I wasn’t able to comprehend it or I disagreed with it or it’s the confusion of – I didn’t – it wasn’t of value to study.”
Gyo Obata (The ‘O’ in HOK) under oath
When asked how he would feel if another architect or architectural firm had taken his design work and copied it and used it for their own purpose:
“I would be flattered.”