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Eli Broad gives LA the silent treatment

Article: Eli Broad gives LA the silent treatment

There are curmudgeonly old men and then there’s Eli Broad, whose secrecy around the design of his LA museum seems to be putting everyone off. First, he wouldn’t reveal the site, then he wouldn’t reveal the architecture firms he was considering and now that he’s chosen one he won’t reveal the design until he breaks ground in the fall. Of course, as a private owner, Broad is under no obligation to reveal any part of his operation, but many in LA claim he’s “making a mockery of the public process,” and that his refusal to share his plans is “a disaster for LA, which will effectively have no say over one of the most important cultural institutions in history.”