Snohetta’s San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion to Break Ground this Summer

by , 03/06/13

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The sloped expansion will be fifty feet higher than the neighboring Botta building and will be accessible from two sides, aligning with the new Transbay Transit Center under construction two blocks away from the museum. The upper levels of the addition will be pulled back to create terraces, opening the space between the two museum building to receive more sunlight and facilitate additional spaces for visitors.

The building will feature a street-level gallery on Howard Street which will be enclosed in glass from three sides, providing views of the art and new public spaces. A large vertical garden– largest public living wall comprised of native plants from the San Francisco Bay Area- will be built within the complex.

The construction of SFMOMA’s expansion is expected to start in summer of 2013, with the reopening of the museum planned for 2016.


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Via World Architecture News

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1 Comment

  1. Vitaverde March 8, 2013 at 8:03 am

    This is amazing. Bravo!

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