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Economical Crisis and the Bilbao Effect

Economical Crisis and the Bilbao Effect

Guggenheim Bilbao, photo by envisionpublicidad

During the last few months we have been constantly featuring amazing works in ArchDaily, which show the good state of some economies, at least until the economical crisis started to hit.

With the announced tallest tower in the world now on hold, and while big firms in the US are laying off a large amount of their staff (I´ve seen a lot of coleagues with a lot of free time lately….), the inmediate future doesn´t sound promising. This crisis puts and end to an era of mega developments started by the Bilbao Guggenheim by Frank O Ghery, that brought a bonanza that created the stararchitects and put Dubai on the spotlight.

Will the projects that are now on the developer´s desk be put in motion after the crisis is over?

Robert Campbell wrote an interesting article on this on the Boston Globe that i recommend checking out.

What do you think?

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Cite: David Basulto. "Economical Crisis and the Bilbao Effect" 16 Jan 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/11956/economical-crisis-and-the-bilbao-effect/> ISSN 0719-8884
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