The two gigantic construction cranes visible from Interstate 5 and the McBean Parkway off ramp are building a storage facility to house the University of California, Los Angeles film and television archive.
“We are the second largest moving-image archive in the United States,” said Jan-Christopher Horak, director of the UCLA film and television archive. “The Library of Congress is the largest.”
The UCLA film and television archive is currently storing 90 million feet of nitrate film in 120 underground vaults off McBean Parkway between College of the Canyons and the California Institute of the Arts.
The new facility being built will house analog and digital films and television shows, along with laboratories, film-preservation areas, and office spaces, Horak said. Part of the new construction includes a 20,000- to 30,000-square-foot building, Horak said.
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