FEB 17, 2010
An Update on our Construction Progress
Contractors poured the cement forming the new Museum’s entrance ramp. Visitors to the construction site may now enter the building just as the thousands of students and adults will do once the Museum is complete this summer. This significant and exciting step makes it possible to experience the inter-relationship between the green roof, the Museum entrance, and the Holocaust Monument as intended by architect Hagy Belzberg.
People touring the construction site can also see the framing for the S. Mark Taper Atrium welcoming Museum guests, as well as the layout of staff offices and the archives on the Mezzanine. A last-minute design change swapped the conference room and an office.
It will now be possible to view the Museum exhibit level from the conference room, which will be framed in part by glass. This view will allow one to fully appreciate the dramatic, sloping ceiling as well as the interplay of the exhibits, entrance ramp, and Taper Atrium.
Scheduled construction tours are the best way to appreciate the new building’s breathtaking design. Contact Amy Cabranes, Development Director, (323)651-9915.