guggenheim in bilbao

Very similar to the Eiffel tower in Paris the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao often apears suprisingly in between buildings or behind trees or a bridge. Each different perspective offers a new view that makes it almost seem like different buildings.

The Guggenheim museum designed by Frank Gehry was built in 1997 in Bilbao, Spain. The basque region of Spain had a high unemployment of 25%, was economically weak since the heavy industry used to be situated there was gone.

In an effort to revitalize the regional government spent $100 million to built the museum. Additionally a $50 million aquisition fund was created and the museum received a yearly subsidy.

The economic impact was great though: one million visitors a year spend around $250 million and generate tons of jobs …

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