Panama City - Biodiversity Museum

Panama has perhaps the greatest biodiversity (number of plant and animal species) in the world. Appropriately, therefore, a museum devoted to biodiversity, designed by Frank Gehry (the architect of our own Weisman Museum at the University of Minnesota), is under construction in Panama City.

The building features Gehry's characteristic jumble of shapes, but will be faced with big slabs in primary colors. See models and sketches here. Design began in 1999, and construction in 2003, with completion scheduled for 2007. But this is the state as of January 2011:

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(click to enlarge) On a tree outside the fence surrounding the construction site, biodiversity in action.

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