Here’s a side, street view of what’s being proposed.
This morning’sWashington Post has, count ’em, three pieces about the Hirshhorn Museum‘s proposed bubble structure—-perhaps a little over compensation for the fact that the New York Times broke the story first yesterday?
Not surprisingly, there isn’t too much “news” to report—-other than to say the first time we might see the bubble is May 2011. The Post also reports that the designer of the bubble, Diller Scofidio & Renfro, has worked on several other arts institutions, “having developed plans for New York’s Dia Center and Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art. The New York-based team was also the lead firm for the recent redevelopment of Lincoln Center.”
Aside from the $5 million cost of the structure, the Hirshhorn will also be raising an additional $5 million “for storage and programs.” Oh and the bubble will really be blue, even though some renderings show it as white.