PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After two decades of planning and construction, the Philadelphia Art Museum has unveiled a major renovation. Celebrated architect Frank Gehry was part of a virtual press tour on Thursday.
He and his team designed 90,000 square feet of space in the heart of the museum’s main building.READ MORE: Gunman On Dirt Bike Kills 37-Year-Old Man In West Philadelphia, Police Say
Some of the space is new and some has been returned to public use for the first time in nearly 50 years.READ MORE: Crash Involving SEPTA Bus, 4 Vehicles In Philadelphia's Cobbs Creek Neighborhood
The new spaces and galleries open to the public on Friday.MORE NEWS: Woman Facing Arson Charges After Allegedly Intentionally Setting Fire At Howard Johnson Hotel In Blackwood
Tickets will be “pay as you wish” through Monday.