In Exposition Park, construction continues for the $1-billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.


The project, which spans more than a quarter-mile along the east side of Vermont Avenue, is being built by Star Wars and Indiana Jones creator George Lucas.  Plans call for a five-story, 300,000-square-foot facility containing a library, theaters, restaurants, classrooms, offices, and exhibition space for Lucas' 100,000-piece art collection.

Chinese architect Ma Yansong is designing the museum, which will have an undulating exterior composed of glass fiber reinforced polymer.  Large open spaces are planned throughout the campus, including new terrace levels above the building and 11 acres of new green space at the foot of the building.

The building will also span across a now vacated section of 39th Street, which will be converted into an entrance pavilion for the museum.

Completion of construction is expected in 2021.

The project is the latest in a series of large additions to Exposition Park, highlighted by LAFC's $300-million stadium on Figueroa Street.

The impending arrival of the Lucas Museum, as well as the development of a new master plan for Exposition Park, has prompted Los Angeles officials to begin considering new streetscape and bicycle infrastructure for the corridors which surround the more than 150-acre green space.