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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
American
Title
Getty Museum
detail view
retaining wall
Work Type
art museum
Date
Work: 1997
Era: CE
Image Date: 1998
Location
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, California, United States
Period
Contemporary; Deconstructivist
Description
"The Getty Center, in Los Angeles, California, is a campus of the Getty Museum and other programs of the Getty Trust. The $1.3 billion Center opened to the public on December 16, 1997 and is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. Designed by architect Richard Meier, the campus also houses the Getty Research Institute (GRI), the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, and the J. Paul Getty Trust. Meier has exploited the two naturally-occurring ridges (which diverge at a 22.5 degree angle) by overlaying two grids along these axes. These grids serve to define the space of the campus while dividing the import of the buildings on it. Along one axis lie the galleries and along the other axis lie the administrative buildings. Meier emphasized the two competing grids by constructing strong view lines through the campus. The main north-south axis starts with the helipad, then includes a narrow walkway between the auditorium and north buildings, continues past the elevator kiosk to the tram station, through the rotunda, past the walls and support columns of the exhibitions pavilion, and finally the ramp besides the west pavilion and the central garden." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getty_Center
ID Number
20120433ARCH_0010
Source
Photographer: Wilson, Richard Guy
Complex Title
Getty Center, The (American institution, contemporary)
Spatial coordinates
34.0775, -118.475
Rights
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File Properties
File Name
3933100.fpx
SSID
3933100

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