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Floor Plan Porn: Libeskind Edition

Back-to-back Libeskind action! So here they are, the plans for San Francisco's new Contemporary Jewish Museum designed by globetrotting architect Daniel Libeskind. Surprisingly reserved for Libeskind, but what the plans don't really communicate is the fact that there is only one single vertically straight wall in the entire building. Located in the first floor (lower image), this wall was DL's concession to the CJM staff. Almost everywhere else in the building, he's up to his usual spatially disorienting, curator-reviled trickery, albeit tempered in certain areas by the existing brick building. On the second floor, the larger main gallery highlights the intersection with the new building and the repurposed power station, and yes, while the walls are slightly askew, they're nothing like those in Libeskind's Berlin or Denver museums — buildings that make many less concessions.
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Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103