In 2013, Swiss architect Peter Zumthor proposed a redesign of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art: a futuristic and sprawling charcoal colored building with sections stretching over the La Brea Tar Pits. But ecological concerns and strong community pushback forced Zumthor to reconsider his design a few times. The new design has been compared to a giant coffee table.
Latest LACMA redesign baffles artists and architects
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