2016 is just four years away:
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That white structure shows what the expansion will look like come 2016:
Click to expand – Snøhetta, SFMOMA Expansion Aerial Southeast Façade; all images courtesy Snøhetta
And check the video:
“This morning, SFMOMA unveiled new design details of the expanded building project. The expansion, as you likely know by now, is being designed by architectural firm Snøhetta in collaboration with SFMOMA, and this morning Craig Dykers, one of the principals of the firm, talkedSFMOMA staff through a presentation of the new designs. There will be new education spaces, lots of light, and ground-level galleries and orientation spaces that will be free to the public. Craig will be presenting and discussing details of the new design for the first time in public tomorrow evening, in YBCA’s Novellus theater. You’ll also be able to watch his presentation LIVEonline, HERE.
All right, a few more images of all the new work below and ever more deets after the jump
Bon courage, SFMOMA!
Isn’t it kewl?
Today’s groundbreaking for our new subway was quite the affair. The Central T will open for business sometime in 20xx – that’s pretty much an inevitability now.
Of course back in the day, we had naysayers. But they’ve given up. After all:
All right, I’ll bite. This is not going to become the Big Dig because….? Because why? That remains unstated, unarticulated.
The scene this morning, under a SoMA freeway:
So, yes, of course Boston’s disastrous Central Artery/Tunnel Project isn’t San Francisco’s Central Subway Project. But will there be massive overruns? Sure, I mean they’re pretty much baked into the cake, right? Interested parties would love to see cost overruns – that’s the primary reason why these things happen.
Will San Francisco be better off with this subway than without? Probably.
Will San Franciscans use it? Sure.
All right, thanks for our new subway, America. We’ll get more use out of it than people up north got out of the Everitt Memorial Highway. (Your federal tax dollars paid for that one too. Oh well.)
Let’s Hope It All Works Out.
All the deets, after the jump