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Re: Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art Expansion / Renovation
« Reply #60 on: April 19, 2006, 06:25:47 AM »
in the photos it doesnt seem that much of a big project as far as them having to close galleries and such.  but visiting the site is another story.  i mean it covers such a vast area, its a bit disorienting seeing at how there used to be a parking lot where they're building up.

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« Reply #61 on: April 19, 2006, 07:26:03 AM »
You also have to consider that they are building underground parking which won't show up too well on those pretty models that they give us.

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« Reply #62 on: April 19, 2006, 10:59:09 AM »
^Did the underground parking survive the revisions to the plans?  I had thought they were instead going to rely on the existing deck (maybe expanded) but hide it behind a berm.

I don't think the timeline is so surprising for the reasons given above by others- this is a complicated, multi-stepped demo/construction project with all sorts of interior renovation, construction and installation.

I am totally thrilled that the additions will fill the surface parking lot and push some building mass towards the street without looming over it.  IMO, Wade Oval will benefit from the better definition of its edge.  This city has too much interstitial green space.

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« Reply #63 on: April 19, 2006, 11:20:29 AM »
^good use of "interstitial."  If UrbanOhio is going to zap our productivity, at least our employers will be compensated with higher worker vocabulary levels.
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« Reply #64 on: April 19, 2006, 11:29:06 AM »
Straphanger,

From everything that I have heard, the surface parking on East Blvd is no more.  I remember reading a year or two ago that they would hide it behind a berm.  Between asking around and seeing semi-vague construction drawings, I don't think the surface parking will re-appear. 

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« Reply #65 on: April 19, 2006, 05:05:36 PM »
If UrbanOhio is going to zap our productivity, at least our employers will be compensated with higher worker vocabulary levels.

This forum is seriously going to get me canned.

Just for clarification, I'm not worried about the surface lot reappearing (mercifully), I actually meant that I had thought parking was going to pushed towards the existing structure that is west of the museum, embedded in the hillside sloping towards the f'ed up traffic circle, though it would all be screened by a planted berm.

I am so happy to see that surfact lot go.  You mentioned on one of these forums that some of the other surface lots might be disappearing too sometime soon which I look forward to!

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« Reply #66 on: April 19, 2006, 10:03:35 PM »
..embedded in the hillside sloping towards the f'ed up traffic circle

The f'ed up traffic circle may be leaving us as well in the next few years.

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« Reply #67 on: April 20, 2006, 06:22:07 AM »
^that would be wonderful too... altho all it needs is to just not make every car inside the circle have to yield to everything on the outside (isnt it supposed to be the otherway around?)

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« Reply #68 on: April 20, 2006, 08:59:38 AM »


The f'ed up traffic circle may be leaving us as well in the next few years.
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I vote for more Roundabouts (modern traffic circles)... but that's a different thread

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« Reply #69 on: May 13, 2006, 08:06:46 AM »
Kent State is moving its entire graduate program in architecture to Cleveland in the near future. It will join the Urban Design Center, which is already here. See: http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php?topic=8150.0

I agree, it is desperately needed.

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« Reply #70 on: June 23, 2006, 05:58:43 AM »
Holdup with grant delays art museum’s garage

Plain Dealer Entertainment Blog
By Steven Litt
June 22, 2006
5:36 p.m.

The Cleveland Museum of Art has delayed an addition to its parking garage — an important part of a larger, $258 million expansion and renovation — because of a holdup with a $7.5 million federal grant.

The delay could increase the cost of the garage expansion because the museum had to reject construction bids this month and will have to seek new ones, said Janet Ashe, the museum’s treasurer and deputy director for administration...
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« Reply #71 on: August 05, 2006, 11:20:07 AM »
These are from last week.  MayDay posted similar ones on some other thread (poo poo to you!).

The rear building at CIM:

The front:


CMA, east wing expansion:






By the way, I've been looking at the renderings recently and am noticing that the side of this building will be somewhere between the stripes of the 1971 Breuer addition and the stripeless original building.  Why?  I don't really know.  I was hoping for more glass & steel...

Also, does anyone know if they will be reopening the original main entrance on the front of the building as part of this renovation and expansion?  I find it particularly offensive that the "main" entrance is in the rear, by the parking garages!  Now, if part of this expansion included a very bold, progressive move towards creating a better entrance fronting Wade Oval, then I might be more accepting of using the back door as the front door.  I don't think that's part of the plan, though...

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« Reply #72 on: August 05, 2006, 08:17:02 PM »
I think that the new main entrance will be on East Blvd. The old new main entrance (Breuer) will be used for large groups (schools, etc).

I like the new facade.  I think its pretty clever. Breuer used a small amount of white stone striping in his expansion that came from the same quarry as the 1916 building.  The new edition progressively uses more white stone until it meets up with the 1916 building.

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« Reply #73 on: August 05, 2006, 08:21:37 PM »
^Actually, I think I might be wrong about the East Blvd entrance. I can't find anything on the images that suggest such an entrance.

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« Reply #74 on: August 05, 2006, 10:09:34 PM »
From what I could tell from looking at a few of the images on the CMA website it appears that the entrance will be shifted to East Boulevard.  I also recall hearing that East Boulevard would be the new entrance, but I can't find anything that says that.  Here is a link to the Museum website with a strip of photos (the one from East Boulevard showed a number of pedestrians walking to what appeared to be an elevated plaza):

http://www.clemusart.com/educef/cmabuilds/html/envision.html
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« Reply #75 on: August 06, 2006, 10:28:29 AM »
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I like the new facade.  I think its pretty clever. Breuer used a small amount of white stone striping in his expansion that came from the same quarry as the 1916 building.  The new edition progressively uses more white stone until it meets up with the 1916 building.

I get it...I just don't like it!

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« Reply #76 on: August 06, 2006, 10:32:28 AM »
I'm seeing only one reference to an "entry" and one lobby on the floor plan diagram...and it's in the rear, next to the driveway.  This is a huge problem for UC institutions (poorly designed entry areas that pay very little mind to their surroundings) and I would hope that a $200 million renovation could do better to address it!

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« Reply #77 on: January 10, 2007, 03:14:31 PM »
So in Novemember, I sent the Cleveland Museum of Art an email saying I was disappointed not to see any kind of information or visuals for the building project in the museum even though they have a section on their website.

Yesterday I picked up a copy of CMA's January magazine in the library on campus, and apparently next month they are going to open an exhibition on its major building project. The article was pretty lengthy, but basicly it will be an interactive exhibit that details the planning process, timeline of construction, and final project. I checked the website, but I couldn't find any info about this exhibit.

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« Reply #78 on: April 01, 2007, 09:18:45 AM »
Displaying fine art of leadership
Sunday, April 01, 2007
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Timothy Rub, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, looked remarkably unrumpled for a guy who had spent half the previous night marooned at the Pittsburgh airport.

Wearing a dark business suit and a hard hat on a recent afternoon, he bounded up a staircase two steps at a time in the museum's half-finished east wing, part of a $258 million expansion and renovation that will keep most of the museum closed for another year...

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« Reply #79 on: May 27, 2007, 09:57:35 AM »
Work of art
Exhibits, events keep Cleveland, Akron art museum memberships from taking big hits during construction

By SHANNON MORTLAND

6:00 am, May 21, 2007

Dirt is still being moved and the buildings are far from finished in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s $258 million renovation and expansion project, but the construction isn’t keeping people away from the famed University Circle institution.

As of late last week, the art museum had more than 22,800 members and it expects to hit 23,000 this week, said Mary Wheelock, associate director for membership at the museum.

That’s quite a feat given that the museum was completely closed for six months last year and its permanent collections will not begin to be put on view again until summer 2008.

“We expected to lose half our membership, but we only lost about (25%)” during the closing, Ms. Wheelock said.

Prior to the museum’s closing last year, membership was about 20,000 and dropped to 15,000 last July. But since that low point, membership rapidly has been on the upswing, Ms. Wheelock said.

Ms. Wheelock attributes the increase to the curious nature of local residents wondering what’s happening with all the cranes and construction workers behind the wooden barriers outside the museum. Their curiosity — and a hunger for art — brought some members back sooner than expected, she said.

Of course, the popularity of two large, traveling art exhibits can’t be denied, Ms. Wheelock said. The “Barcelona & Modernity: Picasso, Gaudi, Miro, Dali” exhibit, which ran from Oct. 15, 2006, to Jan. 7, 2007, averaged more than 6,000 visitors a week.

The “Monet in Normandy” exhibit, which began Feb. 18 and will end May 28, has averaged nearly 8,200 visitors a week. That show was extended by eight days to accommodate more visitors, she said.

Both shows were more successful than the museum imagined and many people became members so they could gain free admission to such exhibits, Ms. Wheelock said.

“We had projected we would hit 20,000 members after Monet. We hit that the first week that Monet opened,” Ms. Wheelock said.


A surge in Akron

The Akron Art Museum also has seen continued interest from members even though it has been closed since May 2004 for a $34 million renovation and expansion project that’s in its final stages, said Joan Lauck, director of development for the Akron Art Museum.

Ms. Lauck said the much smaller museum, which is adding 64,000 square feet of space and will re-open July 17, lost only about 200 of its 1,200 members during the closing.

Though the museum didn’t host any large, traveling exhibits, Ms. Lauck said it held a series of events, such as wine tastings, throughout the community that enabled members to stay connected to the museum and to feel like they were getting their money’s worth. Some of the museum’s own collections also have been on display at various locations in and around Akron, she said.

The Akron Art Museum this week will launch a membership drive that will include sending direct mail to about 6,000 households in the Akron area and a multimedia advertising campaign. Ms. Lauck said she expects ads to appear in the Akron Beacon Journal and other local publications, as well as on local radio stations.

After the re-opening, Ms. Lauck expects annual attendance at the museum to range from 100,000 to 150,000, about double the average annual attendance of between 55,000 and 70,000 in years past.


Building relationships

As the Akron Art Museum prepares to welcome the public again, the Cleveland Museum of Art is gearing up to start the second phase of its six-year project, which is scheduled for completion in 2011, museum director Timothy Rub said.

The first phase included renovating the original 1916 building, expanding the museum addition built in 1971 and constructing a new wing on East Boulevard. Plans for the second phase, scheduled to begin next year, include construction of a basement between the original building and the 1971 addition, a new building on the west side of the museum, and an atrium that would serve as the centerpiece of the completed project and as a sort of community gathering space.

Mr. Rub said additions built in 1958 and 1983 had outlived their usefulness and will be demolished.

“This allows us to reveal the north side of the 1916 building for the first time in 50 years,” Mr. Rub said.

The Cleveland Museum of Art has raised more than $150 million for the first phase of the project and later this year will begin fundraising efforts for another $100 million to foot the bill for the construction project’s second phase, Mr. Rub said.

Once construction is finished, visitors will be able to experience the museum’s 42,000 pieces of art in more of a chronological and geographic order, Mr. Rub said. In the past, he said the museum determined how to display its collections based on the gallery space available at the time.

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« Reply #80 on: May 27, 2007, 02:19:27 PM »
Thanks blinker

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« Reply #81 on: May 30, 2007, 11:42:29 AM »
speaking of the Art Museum:

I couldn't get close to the main entrance (fence), but i take it The Thinker has temporarily been moved? Its not like they have to worry about it being damaged...

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« Reply #82 on: August 25, 2007, 07:32:24 AM »
A brief clip from cleveland.com's multimedia division about the Cleveland Museum of Art. I didn't know they were restoring some of the original gallery spaces along with the expansion:

http://www.cleveland.com/news/pdvideo/flash/index.ssf?081607_artmuseum_video

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« Reply #83 on: August 25, 2007, 09:21:08 AM »
Fabulous!!!  Great find MayDay!! :clap:

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« Reply #84 on: August 25, 2007, 09:29:10 AM »
A brief clip from cleveland.com's multimedia division about the Cleveland Museum of Art. I didn't know they were restoring some of the original gallery spaces along with the expansion:

http://www.cleveland.com/news/pdvideo/flash/index.ssf?081607_artmuseum_video

Not so much going on at the Museum right now, but there is a room describing the entire renovation/expansion in pretty good detail- it's in the entryway to the special exhibition gallery on the left when you walk in the main Breuer door.  The renovation of the 1916 bldg is one of the major components of the whole project, which is very cool.

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« Reply #85 on: August 26, 2007, 10:14:19 AM »
Taking a hardhat tour of the Cleveland Museum of Art's expansion project

August 25, 2007 08:00AM

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"Totally cool" is not the kind of phrase one expects to hear from an art museum director, but Timothy Rub can't help himself.

Link to video tour at cleveland.com:
http://www.cleveland.com/news/pdvideo/flash/index.ssf?081607_artmuseum_video
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« Reply #86 on: August 26, 2007, 12:11:47 PM »
This is so very exciting!

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« Reply #87 on: August 26, 2007, 12:35:01 PM »
Great to hear that Litt is so taken by this (either that or he's taken with Rub's enthusiasm).

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« Reply #88 on: August 26, 2007, 01:01:27 PM »
Double-skin facade!!!  :clap: Is this the first one in Cleveland?  Granted it's not a huge installation but it will be interesting to see how it fares in our dramatic climate.  I'd like to see more people experiment with those over here.   

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« Reply #89 on: October 18, 2007, 02:13:00 PM »
AIA Cleveland / Cleveland Museum of Art Hard Hat Tour
Wednesday, October 24th

5:30pm  Registration & Refreshments
6:00pm  Timothy Rub will discuss the project followed by tours of the construction site.

$15 per person

Hard Hats, safety glasses, long sleeves & boots are required to participate.  This will be strictly enforced.

RSVP to the chapter office by Monday, October 22 required
216.575.1242
We need an accurate count by Monday. Names will be provided to the museum for security.