Exhibition Inquisition

"Cities have a lot to gain when they land major cultural landmarks. Cities have just as much to lose when a cultural project goes wrong." - Kriston Capps on the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s plans for a Frank Gehry expansion (bottom image).

The same rationale may apply just as well to The Grand Avenue Project (top image - old renderings for the Grand.)

"I am more of a Victorian person. My hobby is architecture but most of the architecture I do is retro, mostly Frank Lloyd Wright and Victorian.”
- George Lucas
This looks more like an imitation of Hearst Castle.
Image: Renderings of his proposed Lucasfilm production facility in Marin County, which were never realized. Thanks NIMBYs.

"I am more of a Victorian person. My hobby is architecture but most of the architecture I do is retro, mostly Frank Lloyd Wright and Victorian.

- George Lucas

This looks more like an imitation of Hearst Castle.

Image: Renderings of his proposed Lucasfilm production facility in Marin County, which were never realized. Thanks NIMBYs.

“I thought a museum was a concept that people already bought into about 200 years ago. They’re having us do as much work as we can hoping that we will give up. […] They hate us.” – George Lucas
A more open circulation plan trumps post-modernism.
Build it now! Snøhetta’s other San Francisco project: the new Golden State Warriors Stadium.
Take a moment to remember that this was also proposed for the Grand Avenue parcel on which The Broad is now rising.
A very un-LA streetscape.  Arquitectonica’s rendering of the Broad’s new neighbor on Grand Avenue.
Conceptual Rendering of the “Veil and the Vault” by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Conceptual Rendering of the “Veil and the Vault” by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.