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Renzo Piano

Academy Museum moves to production with City Council's green light

The film capital of the world is finally getting a museum to showcase cinema history. On a 13-0 vote, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday gave final approval for a $300-million museum to be built on the former May Co. department store site on Wilshire Boulevard at Fairfax Avenue, adjoining the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  ------------ FOR THE RECORD: In the June 25 Calendar section, an article about the Los Angeles City Council approving the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures said that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had sponsored a failed attempt in the 1960s to establish a film museum in Los Angeles. Hollywood Museum Associates, a nonprofit group,...