Academy Museum of Motion Pictures preview

The film academy gave the media in town for the Oscars a look around the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, scheduled to open at Wilshire and Fairfax perhaps later this year. For now it's still a construction site, but coming along since the last big reveal. Iris Schneider took the Friday tour for LA Observed.


The 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater is the main feature inside the concrete sphere built behind the landmark May Co. building.


The dome added to the Miracle Mile-district skyline was designed by architect Renzo Piano.


The Dolby Family Terrace provides great views from atop the Sphere building.


The Barbra Streisand bridge connects the sphere with the museum's main building in the former May Company, renamed by the museum as the Saban building.


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