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Watch the Petersen Automotive Museum's Flashy New Facade Unfurl in Time-Lapse

After more than a year of renovations, the Petersen Automotive Museum on the Miracle Mile reopens this weekend with madeover gallery spaces and youth-focused exhibits (Xboxes!) on the inside and a new cherry red skin wrapped in underlit silver ribbons on the outside. (We'll have a full tour of the museum's new look soon.) Architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox decision to cover up the building's original 1962 department store facade, designed by Welton Becket, is both flashy and controversial (or, some might say, "super cheeseball"), but whether you love or hate the re-facading, it's pretty fun to watch it happen. This new time-lapse video from Work Zone Cam shows the whole process, from the spreading of the red to the unfurling of the ribbons to the switching on of the tacky colored lighting, "which serves as a nod to the 80's trend of putting neon colored lights on a car's undercarriage," all in just about a minute.


Time-lapse courtesy of Work Zone Cam
· The New Look of the Petersen Automotive Museum is Really Really Bad [Curbed LA]
· Here's the Fast and Furious New Look For the Petersen Museum [Curbed LA]
· First Look at the Petersen Auto Museum's Big Interior Makeover [Curbed LA]