Getty Center (Los Angeles, CA) : View looking south down the tram tracks from the Lower Tram Station

Creator:
Olin Partnership, American landscape architecture firm, founded 1996
Richard Meier & Partners, founded 1983
Published/Created:
Los Angeles, California, United States
1984-1997
Physical Description:
110 ac (area)
Date Depicted:
2007
1950 AD - 2010 AD
Materials:
stone; travertine
Notes:
The Getty Center sits on a hilltop in the Santa Monica Mountains, just off the San Diego Freeway. The hilltop affords views of both the Pacific Ocean and the San Gabriel Mountains, and the vast street-grid of the city. The Getty Center is a complex of museum galleries, libraries, offices and gardens. Two computer-operated trams elevate visitors from a street-level parking facility to the top of the hill. Clad in cleft-cut Italian travertine, the campus is organized around a central arrival plaza. Curvilinear design elements and natural gardens soften the grid created by the travertine squares. Because neighbors requested that the complex be no more than two stories above grade, all of the buildings extend underground and are linked with subterranean corridors.
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Twentieth century
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-MR-GC-1-B9
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
cultural centers (AAT)
exhibition buildings: art museums (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
Transportation; trams architecture; contemporary (1960 to present); Art museums Modernist; Twentieth century buildings; exhibition buildings; museums; art museums; buildings; libraries (buildings); buildings; office buildings; complexes; educational compl
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Five
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
2007
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4090
OID:
10054344
PID:
digcoll:1786197