Guggenheim’s Helsinki Plans Draw Local Criticism

July 16th, 2014

Mikko Aho, Helsinki’s planning director, via NYTThe costs and logistics of the Guggenheim’s Helsinki expansion plans are causing a backlash against the museum in the Finnish capital, the New York Times reports.  “I felt some defensiveness and some very developed hostility to us, a fear which I was empathetic toward,” says Guggenheim director Richard Armstrong, “that the distinct local character of Helsinki would somehow be amalgamated into some sort of gigantic industrial apparatus.”Read more at New York Times