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Libeskind takes over San Francisco job from Eisenman

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Daniel Libeskind has been chosen to design a new $30 million Jewish Museum in San Francisco after Peter Eisenman was fired from the job.

Libeskind, who will work up some of his early design ideas about integrating old and new on the site in the Yerba Buena District, won the job to design a new centre for Jewish life and culture after a competitive interview play-off with Herzog and de Meuron and Studios, a local practice.

The Jewish Museum had initially hired Eisenman after he won a competition to design the centre on the same site. But he is said to have been seldom in communication with the project co-ordinators. 'The first they saw of his proposals was on the culture pages of the New York Times,' said one observer.

The new building will be a 7000m2 facility and 'a paradigm of Jewish life', according to the institution's president Rabbi Brian Lurie. It will be Libeskind's first us building.

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