Life in the City of Angels: Southern California Car Culture

imagesThe Petersen Automotive Museum is marking its 20th anniversary by commencing a complete exterior transformation and a dynamic redesign of the interior, resulting in a world class museum that will showcase the art, experience, culture and heritage of the automobile. The exterior design by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is transforming the Petersen building into one of the most significant and unforgettable structures in Los Angeles. Long ribbons of stainless steel will wrap around three sides and over the top of the deep red building, making a visceral statement that evokes the imagery of speed and the organic curves of a coach-built automobile. The first image is an artist rendition of the completed project, the following images are a look behind the scenes of the construction of ribbons of stainless steel. Peterson_-10

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