The Los Angeles Times‘s Mike Boehm has had some trouble keeping up with Eli Broad’s beauty contest among Southern California cities competing to host his new museum project:
[I]n an interview Tuesday at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s announcement of Jeffrey Deitch as its new director, Broad unexpectedly revealed the third site: a 10-acre parcel on the campus of West L.A. College in Culver City.
There’s a problem, though: West L.A. College President Mark Rocha says neither Broad nor any of his associates ever replied to a letter he wrote to them last November about the property.
After reading about the duel between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, Rocha said, he had sent a letter to the Broad Art Foundation, suggesting a get-together over coffee to see whether Broad might be interested in land owned by the college along Jefferson Boulevard, downhill from the campus.
“We have never heard back from anybody in the Broad Foundation,” Rocha said. In any case, he said, the land is probably going to be tied up for about two years by heavy equipment and a construction trailer. The college needs it as a staging area for a $400 million building project.
Eli Broad and a Mysterious Third Site (Culture Monster)