In Helsinki voted against the construction of a branch of the Guggenheim Museum

В Хельсинки проголосовали против строительства филиала музея Гуггенхайма

Helsinki city Council has again voted against the appearance in the Finnish capital branch of the new York Guggenheim Museum, reports Reuters.

The first draft of the branch of the new York Guggenheim Museum, which planned to open in 2017 near the city of southern harbour, was estimated at $ 180 million. After he was rejected because of the cost, Deputy mayor of Helsinki Ritva Viljanen met several times with the Director of the Guggenheim Foundation Richard Armstrong, to discuss further prospects of the project. In particular, States that the Guggenheim Foundation must enlist the support of the Finnish authorities and private investors, including foreign ones.

According to the Agency, the Council meeting began Wednesday night and lasted about five hours, after it became known that the project was given 53 votes, for – 32.

As reported on the website of broadcaster Yle, the current project of branch of the Museum was estimated at 130 million euros and 80 million of the total amount needed to pay the city. As it became known, on the eve of a few dozen protesters against the construction of a Guggenheim Museum branch gathered on the Senate square in Central Helsinki. According to the demonstrators, primarily to be funded already exist in the city institution associated with art as well as new local projects.

Specializing in contemporary art new York Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened in 1959. Then began to appear European branches — Venice (1980), the Spanish Bilbao (1997) and Berlin (1997).

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