|Helsinki council nixes building Guggenheim museum |
Deputy director Ari Wiseman of the Guggenheim Foundation (L), Juan Ignacio Vidarte, head of the foundation's global strategies (2-L), Janne Gallen-Kallela-Siren, director of the Helsinki Art Museum (3-L), the Mayor of Helsinki, Jussi Pajunen (2-R) and Deputy Mayor Tuula Haatainen (R) attend a press conference in Helsinki, Finland 10 January 2012. Reports state that a Guggenheim Foundation feasibility study released on 10 February proposes the area of Katajanokka in Helsinki's south harbor waterfront as the site for a new museum. The City Council is to make a decision on the construction within the next few weeks. The project will also need approval by the board of the Guggenheim Foundation. If approved, the museum would start its operation around the years 2017-18. EPA/MARKKU OJALA.
HELSINKI (AP).- The Helsinki City Council has narrowly rejected a proposal to build a Guggenheim art museum in the Finnish capital.
The council's board voted 8-7 against the project on Wednesday after a yearlong feasibility study commissioned by the mayor of Helsinki at a cost of $2.5 million (1.9 million).
Culture Minister Paavo Arhinmaki expressed his satisfaction, saying the $180 million museum project was too expensive and "is now buried."
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation proposed building a museum in the Finnish capital in January.
The organization has several museums worldwide, including in Germany, Italy, Spain and one under construction in Abu Dhabi.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.
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