I do not know why I had no idea Frank Gehry was re-doing the museum. I am sure it was news, maybe it was decided when I lived elsewhere, but the idea seems exciting.
This is exactly what I thought while biking to the museum the other day, as this alleged transformation is the subject of the PMA’s new show. I was excited as my mind imagined my home having it’s very own Guggenheim.
This dream is not going to be our reality Philadelphians. If the project happens, we will have a new gheryesque auditorium, which is rarely used, and the Rocky stairs will be split making a see through atrium in the stairs. We do not even get a roof deck restaurant!
The price tag? 150-200 mil