It's been just over two years since the SFMOMA closed for a massive construction/remodeling/rebuilding project, and unless you count those pop-up events they've been doing here and there, SF has basically been without a modern art museum since June, 2013. But is an end to the (sometimes troubled) project in sight? If this time-lapse of the last two years of construction is any indication, the expansion just might be on-track after all.
"2 years of construction in the blink of an eye - time flies when you're having fun and we can't wait for Spring 2016!" writes Snøhetta, the architects behind the MOMA project. But the process has not always been an easy one! After all, who can forget that traffic-snarling Richard Serra sculpture, the MOMA construction worker who was fired because he felt sorry for a raccoon, or the worker who was critically injured in a fall down the site's elevator shaft. And we still have one more year to go!
Yes, one more year. MOMA's much-anticipated reopening is slated for the spring of 2016. Until then, entertain yourself with the expansion renderings below, and get your MOMA fill with their "On The Go" events, which will run until the museum reopens its doors.