LACMA’s Geffen Galleries half-done; construction above ground next

| October 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

AERIAL VIEW LOOKING WEST above Wilshire Boulevard.                                                                   Photo by Gary Leonard © Museum Associates / LACMA

In mid-October, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced that construction of its new David Geffen Galleries building — that will span Wilshire Boulevard — is 50 percent complete and that the museum’s fundraising campaign has now secured $700 million of its $750 million goal.

The accompanying aerial photograph from September shows the substantial amount of construction generally not visible because it is below the surrounding construction fences. Completed work consists primarily of the underground work of digging and pouring foundations and basements and installing seismic base isolators.

Passersby soon will see falsework and formwork erected to support construction of the concrete galleries that will span Wilshire Boulevard.

A — Southern building base: theater, sidewalk café.
B — Northeastern building base: gallery, education studios, café.
C — Northwestern building base: LACMA Shop, restaurant.
D — Resnick Pavilion (existing).
E — Broad Contemporary Art Museum – BCAM (existing).

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