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Architecture of the Getty Center
(all photos i-Phone-shot by Myra Lambino the other day, July 7, 2017. Credits: as embedded in the materials or as stated in the text: All materials are used here non-commercially for academic purposes. )
from getty.edu : “… (T)he Pacific Ocean, the San Gabriel Mountains, and the vast street—grid of the city. Inspired by the relationship between these elements, architect Richard Meier designed the complex to highlight both nature and culture.
“When approached from the south, the modernist complex appears to grow from the 110-acre hillside. Two computer-operated trams elevate visitors from a street-level parking facility to the top of the hill. Clad in Italian travertine, the campus is organized around a central arrival plaza, and offers framed panoramic views of the city. Curvilinear design elements and natural gardens soften the grid created by the travertine squares.