Richard Meier nervously pondering first commission in blackShare
I’d wager my laptop that the art world is not alone, anxious about the fate of the Getty Center, which finds itself cowering under the flaming tongue of a wildfire thirsty for fuel (priceless art burns just as well as sage scrub).
Richard Meier, and the rest of the architecture community, is assuredly apprehensive that his highest-profile commission will become a ruin before his lifetime ends. Luckily, authorities have a pretty good handle on the wildfire, which is one of many that regularly afflict the Santa Monica Mountains just north of Los Angeles. Survival from this fire doesn’t offer me much comfort, however - this instance will hardly be the last - or worst - threat to the museum. Here’s hoping the Getty’s fire-fighting systems prove durable enough to avoid another disaster.
Image courtesy of stephanieasher