By now, we've all been tantalized by the talk of SFMOMA's grand plans to expand the current museum. Yesterday, SFMOMA and design firm Snøhetta unveiled the mock-ups of the plan for the mammoth new wing, which will include an expanded photography collection, a dedicated architecture and design area, and the incomparable Fisher collection (which will be integrated with SFMOMA's own collection).
The addition, once added to the back of the existing building, will form a capital T-shape and is a stark contrast to the current facade. The design emphasizes universal access and will include four entrances (Third, Howard, Minna, Natoma), 10,000 square feet of new open-air terraces, and lots of public space. The gallery space inside the museum will double in size to a whopping 130,000 square feet.
But don't get too excited yet. They don't plan to break ground until 2013, with an estimated completion date of 2016. In the meantime, start daydreaming about all the time you're going to spend at this incredible new space.