downtown los angeles

The Broad Museum Construction Update in Downtown LA

A rendering of The Broad contemporary art museum designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Photo: Los Angeles Times)

A rendering of the museum interior (Photo: Los Angeles Times)

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the architect firm that designed the very popular and successful High Line Park in New York, was chosen by billionaire Eli Broad to design his own $130 million museum here–appropriately named The Broad–that will be located along Grand Ave on Bunker Hill in Downtown LA.

The Broad museum, which will exhibit Broad’s expansive collection of contemporary art, adds to an already impressive district of cultural venues that will further strengthen and help establish Bunker Hill as the preeminent cultural mecca on the West Coast. The 3-story honeycomb-looking structure will sit across the street from the Walt Disney Concert Hall as well as MOCA and The Colburn conservatory.

Construction on The Broad has begun. The parking structure will be built first and the museum will essentially sit on top of it making the front entrance level with Grand Ave, which is actually an elevated street. Eventually, the metro Downtown Regional Connector will include a subway stop right here, which means direct access to an incredible cultural destination for thousands of people without cars. The estimated completion time for The Broad is 2013.

The Broad will sit directly across the Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the LA Phil

Construction vehicles on site ready to start construction

Construction vehicles and beams on site

Beams driven into the ground at construction site

The Broad will sit directly across from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the prestigious Colburn conservatory