It was sad to see the trees coming down and a building going up on the wonderful green lawn between Lois Kahn’s Kimbell Art Museum and Phillip Johnson’s Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. I wish they could have built the addition on the parking lot between the Kimbell and the Modern, but unfortunately they didn’t ask for my opinion. Here’s a photo of the work going on that the Kimbell as viewed from the Amon Carter.
3 thoughts on “Work Begins on Kimbell Addition”
There will be underground parking. There will be a majority of the new building that will be underground also. The trees that they took down were dead or dying. They will replant trees and there will be a bit of lawn. There is a model inside the kimbell. I asked a bunch of questions when I went in the other day about it. 😉
Kristi- Thanks for asking questions! I have my doubts about the trees being dead or dying. I’ll stop in and see the model next time. Eric
Site plan: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.metropolismag.com/pov/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/site_plan_3_blocks-450×333.jpg&imgrefurl=http://pichaus.com/kinetic-origami-%40b455bd98b1c4998a433a39bbcca10e36/&usg=__rJqATUoavdJ4HrVZjTbkm5dGGbA=&h=333&w=450&sz=36&hl=en&start=49&sig2=v-fT5MPIDR9mPz_WW9gO1w&zoom=1&tbnid=J9QgiOsiEPj9hM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=143&ei=mTnXTNmrB5jknQe23onjCQ&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dkimbell%2Bart%2Bmuseum%2Baddition%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1C1GGGE_enUS361US361%26biw%3D1920%26bih%3D946%26tbs%3Disch:10,700&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=242&vpy=236&dur=958&hovh=193&hovw=261&tx=133&ty=112&oei=lTnXTO25HcHflgfctYGBCQ&esq=2&page=2&ndsp=69&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:49&biw=1920&bih=946