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Building Project: October 12 Update

October 12, 2020

This week, watch a video on how natural light sources in the new David Geffen Galleries, opening in 2024, will breathe new life into LACMA's collection. How will areas of LACMA’s collection come to life as never before? Find out in Bringing Artworks and Visitors into the Light, part of a series of short videos about the new building coming to our campus. Stay tuned for other videos in the series.

Construction Update

The following work will be conducted this week:

  • Installation of the remaining construction fence along the north side of Wilshire Boulevard has started.
  • Removal of demolished Ahmanson Building debris and foundations continues.
  • Removal of foundations of the Art of the Americas Building continues.
  • Grading to prepare for shoring installations north of Wilshire Boulevard is completed.
  • Material deliveries for shoring installations north of Wilshire Boulevard are completed.
  • Shoring systems installations north of Wilshire Boulevard will begin.  
  • Foundations installations at the Spaulding Lot have started and will continue.

Construction Hours

Monday–Friday: 7 am–7 pm

Saturday: 8 am–6 pm

Health and Safety

Our general contractor, Clark Construction, is working diligently to ensure a safe work environment for the crews working on the site, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. To that end, Clark Construction and its subcontractors have taken all necessary protective measures in accordance with government guidelines, which include the following.

  • As in all of their ongoing projects throughout the country, Clark Construction is requiring that all work be done in accordance with OSHA guidelines and industry best practices, with workers in full protective gear, enhanced cleaning protocols, and social distancing rules.
  • All personnel are required at all times to wear protective gloves, eye protection, face covering, and head protection.
  • All personnel on the project go through a symptom screen before the start of work, including temperature and symptom checks.
  • All workers are required to exercise social distancing of six feet or more, and all indoor meetings have been eliminated.
  • Additional hand washing stations have been installed and the frequency with which they are cleaned and supplied has been increased.
  • The frequency of cleaning of all high-touch areas, including portable bathrooms and shared tools, has been increased.
  • Workers are encouraged to wash hands frequently and anyone who exhibits any respiratory symptoms is required to quarantine at home.
  • An on-site COVID-19 supervisor, who is also a medic, has been designated and is in charge of ensuring implementation of all proper protocols and guidelines.

Thank you for your support of LACMA in this time of campus transformation and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We wish you and your family good health.

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