How'd we know?
On two of three tours we took during the construction of the new FAC (see package of stories, pages 14-19), Pete and I clomped about awkwardly under safety helmets, occasionally exchanging thumbs-up and high-fives when other media folks weren't watching.
While everyone else was abuzz around President/CEO Michael De Marsche, the new "Orange Hornet" Dale Chihuly chandelier and works from the unearthed permanent collection, Pete and I ducked into vacant galleries and butted heads like rams to test the integrity of our awesome headgear.
One thing I can say for the plethora of new gallery space: Man, it's got good acoustics. We sounded like Greek gods at war.
Sweet, hard plastic aside, we were both really impressed by the new space. We look forward to opening night and a bright future in a town that now sports a world-class museum.
Cheers to a new FAC.