The “veil” is the building’s honeycomblike exoskeleton of angled, oval windows, initially meant to be much more ethereal and transparent-looking than it actually is.
Eli Broad, the 82-year-old billionaire art collector behind the museum, is suing the engineering subcontractor that failed to give his building, designed by architects Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, the “quality” that was intended.
“The vault” refers to the storage facility for the art that Broad and his wife, Edye, have collected over the past 40 years.
Through a window in the main stairwell, visitors will be able to peer down into the vault.
This means everyone gets a glimpse behind the scenes — and for free, since the museum will charge no admission.