LACMA Is Leaping Over Wilshire Boulevard and Los Angeles Isn’t Sure Whether to Come Along — New York Magazine

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— by Justin Davidson: The movie doesn’t exist and the key piece of urban scenery hasn’t been built yet, but I can see the opening sequence already: James Bond, wearing a tux and riding a motorbike, roars up a car-carrier’s inclined ramp, goes airborne, and lands on the new Los Angeles County Museum of Art that’s slung across Wilshire Boulevard, while the truck speeds through beneath. Agent 007 rips off the helmet: It’s Lupita Nyong’o. Hand-to-hand combat on the desert-flat roof ensues. In the galleries below, Roman statues by the glass walls preen against the setting sun…

Image: the plan for LACMA, courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner/The Boundary

May 20, 2019

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