Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center (1997)

Think about the following questions when watching the film:

1) Why did the Getty Trust decide to build its center on a hill in Brentwood rather than in a more accessible place such as downtown Los Angeles or Santa Monica?

2) Why were materials such a big issue?

3) What kind of tensions developed during the design and construction of the center?  Why?

4) What role should the architect play when designing a project like this?