City boosters in this Nordic capital dream of a Guggenheim museum of Finnish wood rising near the Baltic Sea and one day drawing millions of tourists and cruise passengers. But the huge costs of the proposed development are stirring a backlash here against an institution that is ordinarily accustomed to eager suitors. — nytimes.com
Now that Helsinki has decided to reserve a plot in the South Harbour, the Guggenheim Foundation can organize and fund an international architecture competition for a potential Helsinki museum location. — yle.fi
The results are in from a yearlong feasibility study commissioned by the City of Helsinki and undertaken by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to examine the possibility of building a new Guggenheim Museum in Finland.
The study concluded that yes, such a project would significantly boost Helsinki’s efforts to become a cultural capital. — artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com
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