Nov 12, 2009

Rome's Newest Museum

A new building has been added to the must-see iconic list of buildings in the historic city of Rome. This Saturday, Maxxi, the new museum of contemporary art designed by Zaha Hadid, opens up to the public for an 'architectural preview'.
Nicolai Ouroussoff writes for the New York Times: "The completion of the museum is proof that this city is no longer allergic to the new and a rebuke to those who still see Rome as a catalog of architectural relics for scholars or tourists... A generation of Romans can now walk out their front doors knowing that the conversation with the past is not so one-sided."

Groundbraking and naming ceremony took place on March 2oth, 2003.

For the full NY Times article on the subject, click here.

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