The Barnes site: Now and then
Posted on Friday, Nov 13, 2009
After years of litigation, court hearings, protests and fundraising, the renowned Barnes Foundation, long of Latchs Lane in Merion, finally broke ground in November 2009 on a new $150 million museum building along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Here's a look at the state of construction today, as well as the property's recent history, followed by the sketches of the new museum.