Construction is right on schedule at the new MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) project in University Circle. Situated like the hub of a wheel at the intersection of Mayfield Road and Euclid Avenue, the ultra-contemporary structure is an easy stroll from Little Italy, Wade Oval, CWRU, University Hospitals and the new Uptown District for which it serves as a front door.
With a price tag of some $27 mil, the 34,000-square-foot, six-sided structure rises more 65 feet and includes four levels. Clad in polished black Rimex stainless-steel panels and glass, each side of the asymmetric building offers a unique face and helps the building transition from a hexagonal base to a square roof. It's the first museum and first American commission for London-based architect Farshid Moussavi.