UC Berkeley has abandoned its plan to construct a new $143m Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive downtown designed by “starchitect” Toyo Ito.

Read the full story in today’s Chronicle.

[Photo: Photo: Kuramochi / Jeanne Collins & Assoc.]

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...