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Petersen Museum In LA Recieves American Architecture Award

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    Articles Articles Apr 14, 2017 01:25 PM EDT

    (Photo : Michael Jiroch) The Petersen Automotive Museum is located on Wilshire Boulevard along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles. One of the world's largest automotive museums, the Petersen Automotive Museum is a nonprofit organization specializing in automobile history and related educational programs.

    The museum has over one-hundred vehicles on display in its twenty-five galleries. The remaining half of the collection is kept in a "vault", located on the basement level of the building. Age restrictions and an admission premium are in effect to view the vault collection. The ground floor focuses on automotive artistry, showcasing an array of extravagant automobiles. The second floor is principally concerned with industrial engineering—including design, performance, and a collection of interactive teaching exhibits. Special displays on the industry floor cover racing, motorcycles, hot rods and customs. The third floor chronicles the history of the automobile with an emphasis on the car culture of Southern California.

    Recent news went wild when it was heard that the american architecture award was given. Things became even more surprising when it was realized that the award was given to the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, United States.

    This award, the American Architecture award, is given every year to amazing pieces of modern architecture that takes everyone's breath away. Last year, 2016, it was given to modern houses, buildings, and other structures that were displayed proudly in the United States.

    This year it was given to various buildings, one of them was the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. This building is a very unique looking building which is a large giant rectangle which is covered by metallic swirls of various designs which distorted the rectangular shape.

    Curbed, Los Angeles calls it the most loathed building in LA. People generally don't like the way this building is shaped and on top of that they say that this funky modern design should not be one to represent a museum. This is because a museum holds respectful history that withstood the test of time and it should have a more elegant and historical design.

    A lot of debate went on about this but the judges that were selecting the 79 buildings for this year said that it is a very unique and unforgettable design. Archinect said that this building received a lot of criticism from architectural critics. However the building won amongst the other great buildings which took part in this competition.

    The Main Museum of Los Angeles also won this year even though it is nowhere near completed yet and not open as well to the public. This is also raising some eyebrows. Overall, most of the selected buildings that won this year did deserve the win even if some received some criticism.


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