A quick follow-up to our post the other day about the new plans being released for the Presidio Contemporary Art Museum. In that post, we told you about the project’s revisions, but we didn’t have any images just yet. Fortunately, a poster at the Examiner tracked down a handful of renderings for the new concept, which you’ll find here. It looks nearly invisible, which a grass covered roof much like Renzo Piano‘s California Academy of Sciences building, so these new revisions certainly took note of all the complaints about it not blending in. Though the Examiner writer also provides some opinion about the project and ends on a prediction that doesn’t sound very optimistic at all about this thing ever reaching an end:
Here’s my prediction. Over vociferous opposition, the Trust will approve this design scheme or something very similar to it. Shortly thereafter, the various opposition groups will file suit in federal court, contending that the design violates federal law and guidelines for development within a historic district. And the museum, which at its heart should be a wonderful addition to San Francisco, will languish a few more years while the legal battle rages.
Related, and certainly worth your while if you’ve been following all these developments about the museum and its troubles, is all the new info released by the Presidio Trust. A bunch of PDFs with every detail about the park — we particularly enjoyed “Draft Geoarchaeological Investigations for the Proposed Presidio Contemporary Art Museum”
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