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Pick of the day: Helsinki v Guggenheim: the backlash against the global megabrand is on | Art and design | The Guardian

“Dazzled by the promise of the Bilbao effect, dozens of cities court the attentions of the Guggenheim every year, hoping to become the next pearl in its necklace. The latest Gehry-designed titanium behemoth is planned to open in Abu Dhabi … Continue reading

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Amsterdam’s New Stedelijk Museum – NYTimes.com

“The truth is, the Bilbao effect is largely a myth. Frank Gehry’s museum alone didn’t turn around that city. It capped decades of civic renewal. Flashy, even brilliant buildings rarely rejuvenate neighborhoods or guarantee crowds and cash just by virtue … Continue reading

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