Cesar Pelli announces he will design a new South Asian Museum in downtown Dallas

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Located near the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Aquarium, and Victory Park, the Shraman South Asian Museum is the latest contribution to growing downtown Dallas. (Courtesy the Shraman South Asian Museum)

Located near the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Aquarium, and Victory Park, the Shraman South Asian Museum is the latest contribution to growing downtown Dallas. (Courtesy Shraman South Asian Museum)

On the heels of designing Dallas’s McKinney & Olive tower, his first in the city, Cesar Pelli snagged a competitive proposal as the architect of the Shraman South Asian Museum and Learning Center. The new museum will be located at the corner of Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Field Street in downtown Dallas.

Specific details on the museum have yet to be released, but it will be the first museum in the United States exclusively devoted to South Asia; much of the collection will be focused on India.

Although Pelli is best known for building some of the tallest towers in the world, the museum is not intended to be a skyscraper, but rather a new cultural addition to the burgeoning area. The proposed 4.7-acre site will be a few blocks away from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the not-yet-completed Victory Park complex, making it one of several exciting new additions to the neighborhood.

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