Wow. That was our reaction after reading briankoenig's comment in last week's giveaway of NorCalMod: Icons of Northern California Modernism. We asked readers for their favorite buildings in Northern California, and he reminded us of one that is in progress in Golden Gate Park. Check out briankoenig's entry and more pictures after the jump.
Living Roof in Bloom
"While it definitely isn't Mod, I am absolutely in love with the new California Academy of Sciences building that will soon be finished in Golden Gate Park. I am a donating member, and one of my favorite perks is the great in-progress pictures they include in the member magazine. The gradually flowing Living Roof is gorgeous, and beautiful architectural design permeates the building. The spiral walkway surrounding the "Rainforests of the World" exhibit, the Flooded Forest tunnel, even the gaudy railing surrounding the swamp exhibit (that's an homage to the original building), every inch has been thought out and is pleasing on the eye. Even better, once completed it will be the largest LEED-certified public building."
Planetarium Dome Skeleton
The new Academy is scheduled to open in Fall 2008 and will include a planetarium, aquarium and natural history museum. For more information, visit the California Academy of Sciences website.