Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Los Angeles' Broad Museum is due to open September 20th. However, in an attempt to ease the tensions surrounding the building's many delays and legal problems, this past weekend members of the press and a small number of ticketed members of the public where invited to view the unfinished building, offering a preview of the long-awaited addition to LA's Grand Avenue museum scene.
As LA Times Critic Christopher Hawthorn reports, the previews were initiated by Elizabeth Diller herself, with the architect meeting giving reporters a tour of the space on Friday. On Sunday 3,000 members of the public were allowed to enter, after tickets for the event sold out after just 30 minutes. Now that the previews are over, the Broad will remain off limits until its official opening later this year and the rest of us will have to make do with the many Instagram and Twitter shots from those lucky enough to attend - after the break, we've collected 12 of the best.
The (very limited) view of Disney Hall pic.twitter.com/t1CUiz5eWy— ChristopherHawthorne (@HawthorneLAT) February 13, 2015
Bit hard to make out in this image, but there's a sort of portico space btw honeycomb facade and glass lobby wall pic.twitter.com/JU2z2UOu8S— ChristopherHawthorne (@HawthorneLAT) February 13, 2015