MOCA and the Walt Disney Music Hall are getting a new neighbor: The Broad.
The new contemporary art museum on the block is financed by philanthropist Eli Broad and his wife Edythe. It will house more than 2,000 works of art from the couple's extensive collection.
Diller, Scofidio & Renfo designed the 120,000-square foot space with porous skylights that form a honeycomb-like exterior.
The top floor of The Broad will have an open floor plan crowned with 318 glazed skylights to let in filtered light.
The ground floor will have a space for public lectures, a museum shop and a 105-foot escalator to lead visitors to the gallery on the top floor.
The new museum is set to open in late 2014 and will be free to the public. Listen to any interview with Eli Broad on KPCC's Take Two to learn more about the new space.