Monuments: The Getty, Seen in the Harsh Light of Day

The Getty, Seen in the Harsh Light of Day

Though the Getty Center in Los Angeles has been rightly described as a masterpiece, it is coming up a tad short in the amenities department. Already reported has been its lack of bathrooms--wags have suggested that when visitors call to reserve parking spaces at the museum, they should also be permitted to make reservations for one of the few rest rooms--but there are other problems as well. On sunny days the brightness of the light on the mountaintop location is exacerbated by the reflection from architect RICHARD MEIER's tan aluminum panels on the outside of the building. Employees now wear dark...

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