In Los Angeles, an Architectural Marvel Is the New Town Square
Strickland, Carol, The Christian Science Monitor
The quintessential image of Los Angeles is sprawl: endless freeways and far-flung neighborhoods without a center. No surprise the city's major museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), suffers the same malady. The 20-acre campus contains a hodgepodge of seven buildings stretching a third of a mile along Wilshire Boulevard. Until its recent, highly touted "transformation," the entrance was almost invisible.
"We had an architectural mess on our hands, and something had to be done," billionaire businessman and LACMA trustee Eli Broad admits in an interview published in a catalog heralding the debut of the new Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM), which opened …
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Publication information: Article title: In Los Angeles, an Architectural Marvel Is the New Town Square. Contributors: Strickland, Carol - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: February 29, 2008. Page number: 12. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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