The Bilbao effect
July 26, 2008 1:19 PM Subscribe
Has the "Bilbao effect"
been confined to Bilbao?
posted by MrMerlot to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Architect Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Musem in Bilbao, Spain has been credited with sparking a complete reversal of fortunes for the whole city. Many other large-scale projects have tried to emulate its success, but I can't think of a similar success story despite several billions being spent.
I wondered if the hive could come up with similar examples? Has the construction of a single building been able to transform the fortunes of an entire city?