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Dali museum draws attention for historical pieces and structure

on Wednesday,January 12,2011 21:01

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Museums are home to some of the world's most renowned art, but the buildings that hold these pieces can sometimes turn out to be works of art themselves.

Recently, the new Salvador Dali museum opened in St. Petersburg, Florida, catching the attention of art enthusiasts and architects alike. The facility cost approximately $36 million to complete, but many locals and industry experts believe the money was worth it, according to WTSP-TV. Architect Yann Weymouth developed the structure, which includes enormous pieces of glass that appear to be lodged into a concrete building.

"[The structure tries] to get you both interested, excited, heart pounding a little bit, but at the same time ready for what might be quite an important experience," Weymouth told the news source.

More than 95 pieces of Dali's art will be on display at the museum. Weymouth adds that no two pieces of glass on the structure are the same, and the building was developed to withstand up to a category 3 hurricane.

Employment in architecture is projected to increase by 16 percent over the next seven years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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