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The Getty Center is a campus that features modernist buildings, beautiful gardens, open spaces, and panoramic views of Los Angeles. Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic at the Los Angeles Times, discusses the relationship between Richard Meier’s unique design and the architectural tradition of LA. This is the final episode of Getty at Twenty, a three-part series that looks at the Getty Center on the twentieth anniversary of its opening.

Aerial view of Getty Center site under construction from September 1994 surrounded by freeway and mountains

Aerial view of Getty Center site construction, September 28, 1994. Photograph by Warren Aerial Photography Inc. Institutional Archives, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (1997.IA.10) © J. Paul Getty Trust

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