the David Geffen Theater, is now under construction.
The sphere was the cause of Zoltan Pali's departure from the Renzo Piano-helmed project. Piano loved the sphere. Pali objected that a "glass ball in Los Angeles" would be expensive to cool and an inefficient use of space. "Theaters are boxes for a reason."
Academy Museum director Kerry Brougher told Variety that building the sphere "is not going to be the easiest thing in the world."