Carol Vogel reports that the City of Helsinki’s feasibility study indicates—Surprise!—building a branch of the Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki would be good for the Finns:
The study concluded that yes, such a project would significantly boost Helsinki’s efforts to become a cultural capital. Among the recommendations that came out of the report: to build the museum on a city-owned site on Helsinki’s South Harbor waterfron, have an international architecture competition to decide who should design the building, create a mid-size museum of about 129,000 square feet with 42,000 feet of exhibition space and set it up largely as a non-collecting institution. The estimated cost would be around $178 million.
Another Step Toward a Guggenheim in Helsinki (ArtsBeat/New York Times)