Opening The Getty

—NPR's Ina Jaffe reports on today's long awaited opening of the Getty Center in Los Angeles. The Museum is one of six buildings on a hilltop campus overlooking one of LA's busiest freeways. Other buildings house institutes for arts education, conservation, and research in the humanities. The Center is free to the public, and visitors who arrive on foot, by bus, or bicycle are welcome any time. Those who come by car have to have parking reservations, which already are booked until April of the New Year. The Center took eight years and a billion dollars in construction to complete. It's the legacy of oil billionaire J. Paul Getty, who died in 1976.



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