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Dali Museum planned for Florida

June 1, 2006 at 10:27 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 1 (UPI) -- The Salvador Dali Museum being planned in St. Petersburg, Fla., will reflect the surrealism of the artist's work.

As the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times put it Thursday, the structure will represent "all things Dali."

The design for the 500,000-square-foot, $30 million museum is in stark contrast to the former industrial warehouse that currently houses the Dali collection, the newspaper noted.

The design unveiled by the architecture firm Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum includes a large glass object shaped like a loaf of bread on top of the roof, wavy balconies and a fountain shaped like the artist's signature, the Times said.

"It's a treasure box," designer Yann Weymouth told the newspaper. "And a treasure box needs to be about what is within it."

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