Although most of us will still have to wait until June to see the inside, major construction is now complete on the Daniel Libeskind-designed Contemporary Jewish Museum, according to SF Biz Journal. The completion of the museum is also a significant step in the Yerba Buena area redevelopment. We've already seen new shops open up on nearby Yerba Buena Lane (we're looking at you, Beard Papa!) and the area is expected to attract more new visitors as restaurants open nearby and Jessie Plaza, the cafe-filled implied extension of Yerba Buena Gardens, becomes accessible to the public. By itself, the new CJM estimates that they'll welcome up to 175,000 visitors during its first year. Sounds great, but we're still holding out for some of those starchitect condos.
· Jewish Museum arrives [SF Biz Journal]
· Curbed Inside: Contemporary Jewish Museum