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Downtown L.A. is Getting a New Museum: Eli Broad Confirms Grand Avenue Location
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Philanthropist Eli Broad's plan to build a museum in downtown Los Angeles garnered its final approval this morning and it only took minutes after for Broad himself to say, yes, it's going to really happen. Construction for the Broad Collection, to be located on Grand Avenue next to Walt Disney Concert Hall and across the street from MOCA is scheduled to start in October, according to the LA Times.
Plans call for a "30,000 to 35,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as offices, storage and a bookstore that could be shared by MOCA," explained blogdowntown earlier this month when Los Angeles County Supervisors approved the museum.
Curbed LA says New York-based architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro will design the building. Other projects the group has worked on or is currently working on include the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the new building at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.