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Getty center occupies 110 acres of hill top of land located at west side of Los Angeles.

The Center was designed by Richard Meier. He received his architectural training at Cornell University. Among his most well known projects are the High Museum in Atlanta; the Frankfurt Museum for Decorative Arts in Germany; and television Headquarters in Paris. The architect's principle was to create a rational, measured structure making the best possible use of space.

The Museum is clad primarily in a cream-colored, cleft-cut Italian travertine stone. The travertine is also used for base walls throughout the campus. The travertine was imported from Italy. This stone was used to build the Coliseum in Rome, Fontana Di Trevi, and many ancient buildings. It took 100 freighter voyages to deliver the 16000 tons of building material from Italy to build the center.

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