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Stephen Rountree served as the director of the Getty building program, working closely with architect Richard Meier, Getty staff and committees, and neighborhood councils during the construction of the center. In this episode, Rountree talks about the challenges he and his colleagues faced throughout the thirteen-year process. This is the second episode of Getty at Twenty, a three-part series that looks at the Getty Center on the twentieth anniversary of its opening.

Black and white photograph of an aerial view of the Santa Monica Mountains from 1985

Aerial view of Getty Center site to north, 1985. Photograph by Joe Deal. Institutional Archives, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (1997.IA.10) © Joe Deal

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