Palace of Fine Arts Gets a Face Lift

The second phase of the Palace of Fine Arts restoration is near completion and the rotunda is expected to be open to the general public in the coming weeks.

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The Palace, built in 1915, was designed by architect Bernard Maybeck for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Expo. The Palace is the only remaining structure from the Panama-Pacific Expo. The $21 million makeover is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
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A view of the Palace of Fine Arts rotunda.
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A view of the newly restored ceiling of the rotunda at the Palace of Fine Arts.
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A view of the newly restored ceiling of the rotunda the Palace of Fine Arts.
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Hans Baldauf, architect with BVC Architects and Chair of the Maybeck Foundation stands in the newly restored rotunda at the Palace of Fine Arts.
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A jogger runs by the Palace of Fine Arts rotunda.
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Sculptures of women adorn the Palace of Fine Arts.
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A view from inside the rotunda of the Palace of Fine Arts.
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Sculptures adorn the restored rotunda dome the Palace of Fine Arts rotunda.
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An architectural detail inside the restored rotunda at the Palace of Fine Arts.
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The rotunda of the Palace of Fine Arts is seen through columns.
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School kids look at the Palace of Fine Arts rotunda.
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