It will be located in the complex of the reconstructed power plant built in 1907, complemented by a 20-meter crystal volume, sheathed in blue metal. Together they form, when viewed from above, a stylized phrase in Hebrew - L'chaim, which means "to life!"
The architect has tried to preserve the features of the industrial architecture of the station, its red brick walls, iron trusses and a skylight. It will contrast with the unusual interior spaces of the new extension, highlighting the connection and differences between the past and future of the Jewish people.
From a small municipal museum, the Contemporary Jewish Museum has evolved into a major cultural institution, and its position will be further strengthened after the opening of its new $ 43 million building in 2007. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) by Mario Botta, the city gallery and theater is located next door. The construction of a Mexican Museum is also planned.