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Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao

I’ve been meaning to start posting photos from my archive of famous buildings worldwide and recently got a request for photos from Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao so now seems as good a time as any to start and the Guggenheim Bilbao a suitably iconic building to kick things off. The museum was completed in 1997 on the banks of the Nervion River in Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque Country. It was a transformational project for architect Frank Gehry and the at-the-time ailing city (and region), trumpeting them both on the world stage. It also kicked off a decade of global mega-projects that tried to recreate what came to be known as the Bilbao-effect of a trademark building that would serve as a pilgrimage point for tourists.