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Baroness threatens to move museum if revamp happens

Published on November 29, 2007

29 November 2007

Madrid – Baroness Carmen Thyssen announced yesterday that she will appeal “with all the weight of the law” against the latest version of the masterplan for the capital’s Prado-Recoletos axis (on which the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is located) presented on Monday by Madrid mayor, Alberto Ruiz Gallardón.

Thyssen also threatened to move her collection of art, which is housed in the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, to another building in the capital if the mayor’s plan goes ahead. She described the proposed change as a plan “designed for children in Disneyland.”  

But her main criticism of the revamp, by Portuguese architect, Alvaro Siza, is its channeling of all traffic in the area in front of the museum, where pollution and vibrations, she said, “could seriously harm and endanger” the art collection.

[Copyright EL PAÍS, SL. / R. I. 2007]

Subject: Spanish news