Vibrant blue steel adds life to Contemporary Jewish Museum

August 11, 2010

The Plant Construction Co. of San Francisco and Olson Steel of San Leandro, Calif., topped out the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco's Yerba Buena cultural district in mid-January. The 63,000-sf museum was designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind, and is an adaptive reuse of the city's historic Jessie Street power substation. Parts of the building are clad in a vibrant blue stainless-steel skin that incorporates the symbolic Hebrew letters “chet” and “yud,” which are key to the phrase “L'Chaim,” meaning “To Life!” The $46 million project should open in spring 2008.

         
 

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