Frank Gehry Unveils Master Plan for Philadelphia Museum of Art

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June 26, 2014
Working almost entirely within the landmark museum building's shell, Gehry devises a plan to add 78,000 square feet of new gallery space. Read Full Article
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  The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Rendering copyright Gehry Partners, LLP.
    The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Rendering copyright Gehry Partners, LLP.
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  Lenfest Hall. Rendering copyright Gehry Partners LLP.
    Lenfest Hall. Rendering copyright Gehry Partners LLP.
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  The Forum will be the heart of the revamped museum, providing sight lines through the ground-floor and first-floor galleries that will simplify the flow among the exhibition spaces. Rendering copyright Gehry Partners LLP.  Courtesy of: Rendering copyright Gehry Partners LLP

    The Forum will be the heart of the revamped museum, providing sight lines through the ground-floor and first-floor galleries that will simplify the flow among the exhibition spaces. Rendering copyright Gehry Partners LLP.

    Courtesy of: Rendering copyright Gehry Partners LLP

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  New underground galleries will be created by excavating earth and bedrock from below the museum's east plaza. Skylights will draw natural light into this subterranean space. Rendering copyright Gehry Partners LLP.
    New underground galleries will be created by excavating earth and bedrock from below the museum's east plaza. Skylights will draw natural light into this subterranean space. Rendering copyright Gehry Partners LLP.
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  A vaulted underground walkway, long off limits to visitors, will become a new public space for art and events while providing a new north-south axis. Rendering copyright Gehry Partners LLP.
    A vaulted underground walkway, long off limits to visitors, will become a new public space for art and events while providing a new north-south axis. Rendering copyright Gehry Partners LLP.
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  An overall site plan for the updated museum. Rendering copyright OLIN.
    An overall site plan for the updated museum. Rendering copyright OLIN.

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