[maxgallery name=”sfmoma-construction-update-fall-2014″]A recent walk around San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s (SFMoma) new expansion building showed substantial progress when compared to an earlier visit in midsummer. The unique facade, touted in architect Snøhetta’s renderings, has started to be affixed to the building’s frame. Shiny flat white panels now grace portions of the museum’s Howard and Minna street sides while bulbous wavy shaped segments are being fastened to the museum’s northeast face. These wavy shaped panels were formed from a custom fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite uniquely created by fabricator Kreysler and Associates. A closer inspection showed each panel has a matte white finish and a relatively tight fit with other panels. At a certain distance the panel joints disappear and the facade takes on a more seamless continuous look that further emphasizes the overall curved rippling form.
Builder Webcor is expected to complete the project by early 2016.