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The New Acropolis Museum in Athens September 9, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Architecture Greece, Arts Museums.

The ribbon cuttings at the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, finally opening after a decade of delays, set to be in early 2008.

Bernard Tschumi’s delicate exercise in blending contemporary architecture into a weighty historical context carries a political message from the Greek government. It is an argument for bringing home the Parthenon Marbles.

new_acropolis_museum.jpg  A rendering of the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, designed by architect Bernard Tschumi.



1. lordrochester - September 10, 2007

How could something like this happen?
Delicate? You must be mad. It is senseless and insensible.
By the presence of this building, the Acropolis will forver be ruined.
And this inane mishap and calamity poses an “argument” that the Elgin Marbles be returned?
On the contrary.
For who would entrust such treasures to people who commissioned this vulgar travesty?
One can never underestimate the power of bad ideas, whether wielded by gullible bureaucrats or pretentious architetcts.

2. grhomeboy - September 10, 2007

Thanks for your comment Lordrochester. Your concern is appreciated, however please do note that the New Acropolis Museum is NOT constructed on the Acropolis Sacred Hill, but is located on the Makriyianni Street, below [and close to the Hill], near the pedestrian street of Dionisiou Areopagitou, leading your way to the Acropolis.

You may wish to browse through our “Architecture” and “Arts Museums” categories, for further related reading and latest news.
Thanks again for your comment.

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