40 New Developments Now Under Construction in San Francisco – 11/40
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SFMOMA is closed until 2016 in order make way for the construction of a massive expansion that will triple the amount of gallery space at the world-renowned museum.
Expanding SFMOMA and tripling its endowment will accommodate the tremendous growth of the museum’s audiences, educational programs, and collections that has occurred since our current building opened in 1995, and will allow us to better serve more visitors in the 21st century. The expansion will provide approximately 78,000 square feet of additional indoor gallery and public space, as well as approximately 70,000 square feet of public and support space, including larger and more advanced conservation facilities. SFMOMA’s current 225,000-square-foot building consists of 59,500 square feet of galleries including the 14,700-square foot Rooftop Garden, added in 2010.
Construction began in summer 2013 and will happen in phases; the project is slated for completion in early 2016. Information about building construction will be made available on the museum’s website as it is confirmed.
The total goal of the Campaign to Transform SFMOMA is $610 million, which includes $245 million for the museum’s endowment.