De Young Museum - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 46.297 W 122° 28.063
10S E 546877 N 4180609
Quick Description: The de Young Memorial Museum is located in Golden Gate Park.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/29/2011 1:16:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMBB4Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
Views: 6

Long Description:
"The current building was completed by architects Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron and Fong + Chan designed the newly built structure, which reopened on October 15, 2005. Structural, civil and geotechnical engineering was provided by Rutherford & Chekene; Arup provided mechanical and electrical engineering. The terrain and seismic activity in San Francisco posed a challenge for the designers Herzog & de Meuron and principal architects Fong & Chan. To help withstand future earthquakes, “[the building] can move up to three feet (91 centimeters) due to a system of ball-bearing sliding plates and viscous fluid dampers that absorb kinetic energy and convert it to heat”." (visit link)
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron

Prize received: Pritzker Architecture Prize

In what year: 2001

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Website about the building: [Web Link]

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