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Old May 1st, 2007, 02:23 AM   #1
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The New Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece







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Old May 1st, 2007, 05:18 AM   #2
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Looks very nice
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Old May 1st, 2007, 10:44 AM   #3
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Excellent thread, somataki. The museum is now nearing completion and in June 2007, the building will be completed. However, we will not be able to visit it until late 2007 - early 2008 because the exhibits from the old Acropolis Museum (which is on the Acropolis BTW) will have to be moved to the new museum and this is a very delicate operation that cannot take place overnight.

In any case though, this structure is way too impressive with the glass dome on top, where visitors will have an EXCELLENT view of the original monument whilst observing the exhibits.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 10:49 AM   #4
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The function and interior of this building is simply magnificant.
The thought of being able to see the original monument (the parthenon) from the glassy windows inside is just fantastic.

It looks very open as well which is brilliant.
It also looks to be very large.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 10:56 AM   #5
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Mu understanding is that the top floor is the most open to sunlight with a huge glass to allow unobstructed view of the monument.

The building is very sizeable, yes, it dominates the area of Maktygianni (In English: LongJohn !!! ) where it is located.

Guys, this is an area that when you dig the ground, you find whole layers of both Ancient Greek and Roman ruins. The nearby Metro station of the Acropolis has some pictures in the walls that you can see the quantities of antiquities found and how they were stored by the Archaeological Euphorates and the rest of the authorities of the ministry of culture. Even the station is a small museum by itself...

Magnificent!!!
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Old May 7th, 2007, 12:26 AM   #6
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Old July 18th, 2007, 12:31 AM   #7
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wow, sees really good, love that boxy play
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Old July 31st, 2007, 03:47 PM   #8
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Excellent Museum!!! The old-buildings in the front should be demolished.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 03:25 AM   #9
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Looks beautiful!
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Old August 15th, 2007, 03:33 AM   #10
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Am I the only one who thinks this museum is rather tasteless and doesn't fit into the surroundings?

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Love the darkness of the glass pannels.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 08:55 PM   #13
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This museum will just sincerely suck the toes of the astonishing Acropolis at the most… How plausible that it stands to it in the right position.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 09:08 PM   #14
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Am I the only one who thinks this museum is rather tasteless and doesn't fit into the surroundings?

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....think so. It's nice to have something totaly different in your city!
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 02:22 PM   #15
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Too boxy for me to be honest.
However it provides some great views
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 03:36 PM   #16
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Excellent Museum!!! The old-buildings in the front should be demolished
Isn't that what is going to happen?
Or are those other two historically important buildings that are going demolished for the view onto the acropolis other ones?

Anyway, what pervert way to act is that?
Embrace the history of Greece by destroying buildings that are considered to be an important part of the architectoric heritage? And what for? Only for having a better view from some glas/concrete box that is being newly built on the Acropolis.

There is a reason why the UNESCO already have briefed its opposition to that.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 07:21 PM   #17
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I would have hoped for a classically designed structure.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 01:21 AM   #18
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I wouldn't demolish this buildings. I think the view onto the acropolis is clear from the glazzy box.

Anyway, the new building and the others are very closed.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 06:14 PM   #19
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awesome!!!!!!!
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Old September 11th, 2007, 09:22 PM   #20
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....think so. It's nice to have something totaly different in your city!
Different!? I don't understand why a glass box is more unique than the acropolis itself.

Every city in the world has a glass box, but not an acropolis.

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