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December 7, 2017

Getty Center museum was built with fire in mind

  • The $1 billion museum has its own reservoir to supply suppression systems if necessary.
    Associated Press

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    Fire protection was designed into the facility by architect Richard Meier, including the thickness of the walls and doors to compartmentalize any fire.

    LOS ANGELES — A destructive wildfire that erupted early Wednesday burned not far from The Getty Center, the $1 billion home to the J. Paul Getty Museum and related organizations that overlooks Los Angeles from a perch on the southern slope of the Santa Monica Mountains.

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