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Latest News on the Hirshhorn’s Bubble Project


Here's a side, street view of what's being proposed.

This morning's Washington Post has, count 'em, three pieces about the Hirshhorn Museum's proposed bubble structure—perhaps a little over compensation for the fact that the New York Times broke the story first yesterday?

Not surprisingly, there isn't too much "news" to report—other than to say the first time we might see the bubble is May 2011. The Post also reports that the designer of the bubble, Diller Scofidio & Renfro, has worked on several other arts institutions, "having developed plans for New York's Dia Center and Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art. The New York-based team was also the lead firm for the recent redevelopment of Lincoln Center."

Aside from the $5 million cost of the structure, the Hirshhorn will also be raising an additional $5 million "for storage and programs." Oh and the bubble will really be blue,  even though some renderings show it as white.