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1218 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
*Only 18 tickets are available for this exclusive tour. Once they are sold out, no more will be available.*
The Philadelphia Center for Architecture is excited to offer you this exclusive opportunity to see behind-the-scenes at the new Barnes Foundation building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Join Barnes Foundation Senior Project Manager, William McDowell, AIA, on this guided tour through the design and construction of a world-class museum by famed architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
The presentation will last 30 minutes, followed by free entry to the museum's collections to peruse at your leisure. A limited number of tickets are available for each tour. This tour is available to the public exclusively through the Philadelphia Center for Architecture.
About the Barnes Foundation:
The Barnes Foundation has been a catalyst for great architecture, as seen in both the 1922 Paul Philippe Cret design for Merion and the 2012 Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Located on 4.5 acres, the two-story, 93,000-square-foot building on the Parkway houses the Foundation's art collection in 12,000 square feet of exhibition space that replicates the scale, proportion, and configuration of the original galleries in Merion. The new Parkway facility is a designated LEED Platinum facility and features a 40,000 gallon rainwater cistern to water the Olin designed gardens, a solar photovoltaic array, extensive daylighting, reclaimed materials and recycling of 90 percent of the building materials from the Youth Study Center which was demolished to make way for the facility.