Museum Design: Masterpiece or Boxy Shed?

A design to replace the earthquake-weakened M.H. de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Parkfaces criticism from architects and grassroots organizations.

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June 26, 2000, 6:45 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

At a time when museum construction in the U.S. is booming,a plan to replace the earthquake-weakenedM.H. de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Parkfaces critism for its architectural design. The new designenvision a much larger building with the same footprintas the old building. The design,by a Swiss firm has beencalled "a masterpiece of contemporary Modernism." But opponents of the design describe it as a"featureless shed-like box".

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