New de­sign for Is­raeli mu­seum

Los Angeles Times - - Calendar - — David Ng

A planned Mu­seum of Tol­er­ance in Jerusalem took a sig­nif­i­cant step for­ward this week when the L.A.-based Simon Wiesen­thal Cen­ter un­veiled new ar­chi­tec­tural de­signs for the struc­ture, say­ing that the mu­seum is likely to be com­pleted in four years.

The new de­sign, which was cre­ated by the Is­raeli firm Chyutin Ar­chi­tects, calls for a sixs­tory struc­ture — three sto­ries be­low ground and three above — with ap­prox­i­mately 150,000 to 160,000 square feet of space.

With an es­ti­mated price tag of $100 mil­lion, the new mu­seum is sig­nif­i­cantly less ex­pen­sive than one pre­vi­ously de­signed by Frank Gehry, which would have cost at least $250 mil­lion, ac­cord­ing to the cen­ter.

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