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SFMOMA Addition Breaks Ground

Construction has begun on  an 11-story expansion to the SFMOMA building in San Francisco, California designed by Snøhetta. Image: Courtesy Snøhetta

Construction has begun on the new 235,000-square-foot (22,000-square-meter) expansion of SFMOMA in San Francisco, California. Scheduled for completion in 2016, the 11-story structure was designed by Snøhetta. Until the building's reopening, SFMOMA will be staging exhibitions and other events at locations througout

Present at the groundbreaking event were San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra, Board Chair Charles R. Schwab, Board President Robert J. Fisher,  District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, and Snøhetta principal Craig Dykers.

The new SFMOMA expansion will stand behind Mario Botta's original SFMOMA building. Image: Courtesy Snøhetta
ArchitectureWeek previously covered the new building's design in greater detail.

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