MOCA - Los Angeles, CA
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N 34° 03.201 W 118° 15.030
11S E 384587 N 3768776
Quick Description: The Museum of Contemparary Art in downtown Los Angeles, CA
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/29/2011 5:00:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMBBAH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Long Description:
"In 1986, the celebrated Japanese architect Arata Isozaki completed the downtown location's sandstone building to international critical and public acclaim, marking a dramatic achievement in the contemporary art world and heralding a new cultural era in Los Angeles.

The construction and $23 million cost of the MOCA Grand Avenue building was part of a city-brokered deal with the developer of the $1 billion California Plaza redevelopment project on Bunker Hill, Bunker Hill Associates, who received the use of an 11-acre (45,000 m2), publicly owned parcel of land. The project broke ground in 1983 and completed the museum, Omni Hotel and the first of two skyscrapers (One California Plaza) by 1986. The second skyscraper (Two California Plaza) was completed in 1992. Nancy Rubins' monumental stainless-steel sculpture "Mark Thompson's Airplane Parts" (2001), purchased by MOCA in 2002, was installed at the museum's plaza." (visit link)
Architect: Arata Isozaki

Prize received: RIBA Royal Gold Medal

In what year: 1986

Website about the Architect: [Web Link]

Website about the building: [Web Link]

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