Film academy unveils design of new museum
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood's movers and shakers say they have raised US$100 million (S$122 million) toward the construction of a new American cinema museum and are revealing its design concept for the non-profit facility.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday that the first major American museum dedicated to film will occupy the historic May Company Wilshire building in Los Angeles.
The design of architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali restores the street-front facades of the 1938 building and will include a new modern movie theatre.
Academy officials say the 27,870 sq m museum will open in 2016.