October 1989, San Francisco is hit with an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale. Fires rage in the city, bridges collapse and the World Series must halt. In Golden Gate Park, the historic Academy of Sciences is badly shaken. Structural damage forces one of the Academy’s buildings to shut down. The City of San Francisco and the museum curators call for action. The historic museum, built in 1916, must be rebuilt. Enter the visionaries, Renzo Piano and a team of renowned architects. They must combine the exhibits of the 12 original historic buildings of the old museum into one state-of-the-art modern facility. The result is the largest green museum in the world.