The Broad Museum doesn’t open until September 20, 2015 but Angelenos were offered the chance to have a sneak peak of the unfinished, unsupported third floor of the new structure today — and turned out in droves! Here we all are charging off the elevator — (according to the lift operator it is “the largest in LA, but don’t tell that to the folks at LACMA”).
To see what it will become, explore the videos on The Broad’s website, including a fun time-lapse and live construction cam.
Light comes through the walls. And sneaks in through the ceiling.
As many people watched this happy little pixie as they did anything else. Except take photographs.
From some vantages, it was quite lovely.
Here is the internal wall, which provided a nice resting point from which to watch the crowds ogle. In the evening hours of the show, a light show played on this walls. Alas, our tickets were in the afternoon when we were treated to a “sound installation” highlighting the noises of the street called DTLA by artist BJ Nilsen.
Looking at selfies.
Looking at how architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro did it. Here are renderings of their plans.