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Inga Saffron Says

"SaylorGregg's design makes no big architectural statement. It does not attempt to nudge the science museum genre in a new direction. The 53,000-square-foot addition simply corrects the weaknesses of the Franklin's building with modesty and low-key elegance. That's no small thing, of course. In making the fixes, the $41 million pavilion puts the Franklin on par with its competitors in newer buildings, which offer warehouse-size galleries that can handle the more experiential, blockbuster exhibits that are now a staple of science museums." [The Inquirer, Photo:Tom Gralish]