in metz, a beautiful museum

Speaking of Metz (where ATP this week has a tour stop, the Open de Moselle), the city is now home to the Centre Pompidou-Metz, an outpost of the museum in Paris and designed by Shigeru Ban and partner Jean de Gastines.

The structure — in all its glue lam glory — is situated in the center of the city, making everyone ask whether it’ll do the same for Metz what the Guggenheim did for Bilbao. (Read: Christopher Hawthorne’s take in the LAT)

Brackets: The men are playing the quarterfinals today (Kohlschreiber upsets top-seeded Cilic; Simon needs three to beat Malisse; Zverev over Nieminen). See the results here.

(museum img src; player pic via Getty Images)

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