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Marking the end of `The Bilbao Decade' Times dictate a shift away from vanity projects
Boston Globe - Boston, Mass.
Subjects: Wind farms; Architecture; Recessions; Public works
Author: Campbell, Robert
Date: Jan 11, 2009
Start Page: N.2
Section: LivingArts
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By Bilbao I mean, of course, the Guggenheim Museum in that Spanish city, designed by American architect Frank Gehry, which opened in 1997. Some of them, during this decade, perceived architecture as an elite activity, an art form of spectacle created by maybe 20 major architects around the world for an audience of a few thousand aficionados.

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