The Petersen Automotive Museum

When Disney Hall opened in 2003, it was hailed as “flamboyant,” “sublime,” and “exquisite.” The new makeover of the Petersen Automotive Museum at Fairfax and Wilshire has its fans, too. But this week’s grand reopening has also been greeted with zingers like “insane,” “tasteless” and “a different kind of hideous.” The wavy silver and red exterior seems to be a love-it-or-hate it kind of thing, maybe more at home on the Vegas strip than mid-Wilshire. But it’s certainly created a lively conversation about architecture in LA. We get the latest.