Tuesday, July 15, 2008

58. Contemporary Jewish Museum-San Francisco


Dear Jan,

Yesterday went to visit the new Libeskind's CJM.
The building reuses an old Power Substation, designed
by Willis Polk in 1907. Libeskind was inspired by the
Hebrew phrase "L'Chaim" (To Life), because of its
connection to the role the substation played in restoring
energy to the city after the 1906 earthquake.

Warm regards.
R

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