The Palace of Fine Arts has been restored… again! Perhaps the third time’s the charm? Or is this the fourth? Hey who’s counting.
The restoration took a mere seven years. Contrast this to the
similarly historic Acropolis in Greece, which has been under a restoration project since the 70’s. Get back to work, Greeks.
Some notes on the 2011 version of the Palace:
- No more sand! Instead they added a ground surface that looks like a granola bar.
- The ugly black nets under the dome are gone, as the concrete fixtures are now firmly super-glued in place for your safety.
- The “stairs” have been converted to planter boxes, much to the dismay of mild-mannered daredevils everywhere.
- Lots more trees, plants, etc. But still plenty of mud.
Did you know? The current Palace of Fine Arts was not built in 1915 for the World’s Fair; it’s a concrete replica of the original built in the 60’s.