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SFMOMA Expansion: Take a Little Fly-Around

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Above, the pigeon's-view video from the SFMOMA/Snøhetta presentation yesterday on the museum's planned expansion. What we love, aside from the building itself: it's surrounded by milestones of San Francisco architecture, from the anonymous post-1906 loft buildings on Minna and Natoma to Timothy Pflueger's exuberant "Gothic" skyscraper; Fumihiko Maki's Yuerba Buena Center; SOM's Ritz Carlton, and Mario Botta's 1995 museum, all to be connected at pedestrian-level with a new streetscape, some sixty-odd years after planning began to eradicate the neighborhood once known as Skid Row. Plus the fact that the Fisher Collection will be on Third Street instead of in The Presidio. To paraphrase the Museum's director Neal Benezra- if you're interested in 20th Century art, visiting SFMOMA will be obligatory. Here's to 2016. Enjoy.
· SFMOMA Expansion Coverage [Curbed SF Archives]
· Our Expansion Project [SFMOMA]

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