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*Work Type [link]: • art center building complex
*Title/Name: Getty Center Title Type: preferred
*Creator Display: Richard Meier (American, born 1934); Richard Meier & Partners (American, contemporary), for the J. Paul Getty Trust (American, founded 1953)
*Role [link]: architect [link]: Meier, Richard
*Role [link]: architectural firm [link]: Richard Meier & Partners
*Role [link]: client [link]: J. Paul Getty Trust
*Creation Date Display: designed: 1984-1991, constructed: 1991-1997
Qualifier: design [controlled]: Earliest: 1984 Latest: 1991 | Qualifier: construction [controlled]: Earliest: 1991 Latest: 1997
*Subject [links]: • architecture • art museum • research cultural center complexes library
Culture [link]: American
*Current Location [link]: Los Angeles (California, United States)
*Measurements: 6-building complex; 139,354.56 square m of construction (1,500,000 square feet) on a 44.51 hectare site (110-acre)
[controlled] Extent: construction Value: 139,354.56 Unit: square m Type: area | Extent: site Value: 44.51 Unit: hectare Type: area | Extent: buildings Value: 6 Type: count
*Materials and Techniques: steel frame clad in white enamel, cleft-cut travertine, and glass
Material [links]: travertine enamel metal glass Technique: [links]: steel frame
Description: Six-building hillside complex. The site is extensively landscaped. Buildings are clad in cleft-cut Italian travertine and white enamel panels; campus is organized around a central arrival plaza. These non-load-bearing slabs have visible joints and are held in place by stainless steel anchors. The angular grid of the design is mitigated by curvilinear design elements and a large garden. The Getty Center sits on a hilltop in the Santa Monica Mountains, just off the San Diego Freeway. From there, visitors can take in the disparate aspects of Los Angeles’ landscape-the Pacific Ocean, the San Gabriel Mountains, and the vast street-grid of the city.
Description Source [link]: J. Paul Getty Museum online. www.getty.edu (accessed 2 September 2006)
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