Thursday, July 8, 2010

Guggenheim plans extension in Spanish nature reserve | Culture | The Guardian

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Guggenheim plans extension in Spanish nature reserve | Culture | The Guardian: "The Guggenheim Museum has become the emblem of the northern Spanish city of Bilbao and its main tourist attraction, but now attempts to spread its magic by building an extension in a nearby nature reserve have run into fierce opposition.

Provincial authorities want to call an international competition for a museum extension in the bucolic surroundings of the coastal Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, 25 miles from Bilbao, hoping it will help boost the local economy in the same way the Guggenheim helped Bilbao."