Reimagining the La Brea Tar Pits

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The Weiss/Manfredi concept features a new 1-kilometer pedestrian path that connects the site, enhancing amenities for community engagement and research. Image courtesy of Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism.

Stuck in primordial ooze no more, the La Brea Tar Pits will get a much-needed makeover. Three teams are vying to design the museum's new look. This week, they presented their competing visions to the public. It’s part of a larger makeover along the Wilshire museum corridor that includes the Tar Pits’ neighbors LACMA, the Petersen Automotive Museum, and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.