I took a photograph of the 1965 Ahmanson Building at LACMA, named after Howard Ahmanson Sr. and designed in 1965 by William Pereira in preference to Mies van der Rohe and soon to be demolished as part of the new building project by Peter Zumthor:-


There’s something impressively buccaneer about an institution willing (and able to afford) to sweep aside its existing buildings and build a brand new one, particularly as the 60s building, modelled on the Lincoln Center, looks so fine.


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