Today LA Times critic Christopher Hawthorne revealed Peter Zumthor’s revisions to his $650 million, blob-likeÂ plan for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Instead of hovering over the La Brea Tar Pits, the new design now floatsÂ over Wilshire Boulevard, touching down on a former parking lot across the street. Read More
Peter Zumthorâ€™s design for a new central building at LACMA has some experts concerned with its environmental effects. Critics including John Harris, chief curator of the National History Museumâ€™s Page Museum, worry that the project could disrupt the La Brea tar pits, the same ecological features that inspired the buildingâ€™s blob-like shape. At a meeting last month the county Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to request a presentation from the Page Museum fleshing out the curatorâ€™s concerns. That presentation has not yet been scheduled, according to the Page Museumâ€™s press office.