The voyage of the Nomadic Museum began in New York in 2005, and later traveled to Santa Monica near Los Angeles in 2006. The site in Santa Monica was unlike that of New York’s long pier structure but was shorter and much wider. The original 200m long gallery was divided into two 100m lengths and arranged parallel to each other with a spacing of the same width as the gallery. A membrane roof was put over the void and the requested museum shop and cinema was added. It was possible to avoid increasing the number of containers while adding further functionality. In the Spring of 2007 the museum was transported to Tokyo where it took the asame shape as in Santa Monica.