Frank Gehry's New Paris Museum Looks Like A Glass Sailboat
It's located in the Jardin d'Acclimatation at the Bois de Boulogne in Paris, which was once a royal hunting ground and is now a public park and zoological garden.The glass building will house 11 galleries, and was designed to look like a sailboat opening up in the wind. according to the press release.
The exhibit will be presented at the same time as an exhibition of Gehry's work that will be on display at the Centre Pompidou. The Fondation will also have an auditorium to host musical guests, the first being the famous pianist Lang Lang.
Construction for the 126,000-square-foot building began in March 2008. It took a team of 5,000 to construct the building.website. twice the amount used for the Eiffel Tower. via Fondation Louis Vuitton.
The center for contemporary art and culture will officially open to the public on Monday October 27.here.