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LA's new Broad Museum will offer free admission (Photos)




Eli Broad, Eric Garcetti, Joanne Heylar and Elizabeth Scofidio address the media at The Broad on September 17th, 2013.
Eli Broad, Eric Garcetti, Joanne Heylar and Elizabeth Scofidio address the media at The Broad on September 17th, 2013.
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Eli Broad, Eric Garcetti, Joanne Heylar and Elizabeth Scofidio address the media at The Broad on September 17th, 2013.
A 105-foot escalator will bring visitors up from Grand Avenue to the gallery space on the third floor of The Broad.
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Eli Broad, Eric Garcetti, Joanne Heylar and Elizabeth Scofidio address the media at The Broad on September 17th, 2013.
When completed, the first floor of The Broad will have a glass facade.
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Eli Broad, Eric Garcetti, Joanne Heylar and Elizabeth Scofidio address the media at The Broad on September 17th, 2013.
A stair will lead visitors up from Grand Avenue to the gallery of contemporary art on the third floor. The collection will include over 2,000 works by more than 200 artists.
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Eli Broad, Eric Garcetti, Joanne Heylar and Elizabeth Scofidio address the media at The Broad on September 17th, 2013.
Workers paint the ceilings on the first floor of The Broad.
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Eli Broad, Eric Garcetti, Joanne Heylar and Elizabeth Scofidio address the media at The Broad on September 17th, 2013.
Eli Broad and Eric Garcetti talk at The Broad, a new contemporary art museum that will open in late 2014.
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Eli Broad, Eric Garcetti, Joanne Heylar and Elizabeth Scofidio address the media at The Broad on September 17th, 2013.
When The Broad is complete in late 2014, visitors will be lifted up to the main gallery on this elevator.
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Eli Broad, Eric Garcetti, Joanne Heylar and Elizabeth Scofidio address the media at The Broad on September 17th, 2013.
In addition to artwork, the museum will also be home to The Broad Art Foundation.
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Eli Broad, Eric Garcetti, Joanne Heylar and Elizabeth Scofidio address the media at The Broad on September 17th, 2013.
Customized skylight units are lifted into place to construct the ceiling of The Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles.
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Eli Broad, Eric Garcetti, Joanne Heylar and Elizabeth Scofidio address the media at The Broad on September 17th, 2013.
An electrician works on the construction of The Broad on September 17th, 2013.
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Eli Broad, Eric Garcetti, Joanne Heylar and Elizabeth Scofidio address the media at The Broad on September 17th, 2013.
A large elevator at The Broad contemporary art museum will be used to transport artwork to the main gallery on the third floor.
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Eli Broad, Eric Garcetti, Joanne Heylar and Elizabeth Scofidio address the media at The Broad on September 17th, 2013.
Construction on The Broad will be completed in late 2014.
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Eli Broad, Eric Garcetti, Joanne Heylar and Elizabeth Scofidio address the media at The Broad on September 17th, 2013.
The ceiling of the third floor gallery is made of 318 skylights that filter daylight through glazed openings.
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Next year, Angelenos will have a new museum to boast about.

The Broad  — as it'll be called — will be a matte, white, honeycomb-like structure. It will sit on Grand avenue, next to the shiny, smooth Disney Concert Hall near downtown's Bunker Hill.

Its creation is thanks to philanthropists Eli Broad and his wife Edythe, who've put $395 million into it. It will house the Broad's personal contemporary art collection, be twice the size of MOCA and have the largest endowment of any museum in the city after the Getty.

For a sneak peak, we met Eli Broad on the third floor of the construction site.

It was dusty and loud, but you can begin to see what will be almost an acre of gallery space beginning to take shape under 318 skylights created by the honeycomb overhead.