The New York Times has an article on the new Guggenheim Helsinki Design. I really love the design. It reminds me of some of my other favorite museum designs: SFMOMA, Tate Modern, KIT and the De Young.
The article goes into a longer debate on whether or not the museum should be built, or at least built where it is. It's somewhat negative, but overall a good look into the public's perception of such a building.
I particularly liked this quote:
“Architecture should always be incubated within debate,” said the chairman, Mark Wigley, a professor and dean emeritus of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. “Public money especially should never be taken for granted.”
I found it hilarious because the rest of the article is about the people of Helsinki and then the article quotes a Columbia professor, because why not.