The New York Times had an excellent article (From Michigan, a Clean-Running Museum) on the new Grand Rapids Art Museum. When Peter Wege pledged $20 million to relocate the GRAM, he required that the new building be “green.” The museum is slated to open in October and is expected to receive a gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.
This is also a great time to introduce Andy Dragt’s new videoblog, Developing Grand Rapids. In The New GRAM, Andy takes a tour of the construction and offers his observations. Also, be sure to click over to Sparky’s photostream for regular photographic updates of the construction.
You may also want to head over to gramOnline.org for renderings of what the Grand Rapids Art Museum will look like when completed.