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Breaking: Broad Picks Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Downtown for His Museum

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Site of Broad's museum on Grand Ave
Eli Broad has picked New York-based firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design his new art museum for downtown, the philanthropist announced at a Grand Avenue Authority Committee hearing today. Diller Scofidio + Renfro was recently selected to build the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive's (BAM/PFA) new building, and was one of two firms behind New York’s High Line. The firm also worked on the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. The Committee approved plans for Broad's museum, and he announced his plans to put the project on the downtown site minutes after their vote. Gensler will serve as executive architect. UPDATE: From the press release: Construction of the three-story parking garage will begin in October 2010, while construction on the museum is anticipated to begin in spring 2011 and be completed in late 2012.
· Eli Broad Archives [Curbed LA]

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Grand Ave. & Second St., Los Angeles, CA 90012