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As part of his strategy to solidify the "Olympic Legacy" of East London, Mayor Boris Johnson has recently been focusing on providing the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a little more diversity in its buildings, placing an emphasis on bringing cultural institutions alongside the sports buildings. Now, alongside the V&A's plans for new galleries and University College London's proposed design school and cultural centre, The Art Newspaper reports that Johnson is out to grab a headline attraction: London's own Guggenheim. Read on after the break for more Though negotiations are at an early stage, London makes a strong case as the potential home for Guggenheim's next gallery: not only does London have a strong tourist pull, the Olympics site remains effectively a regeneration project - and art-powered regeneration is something which the Guggenheim has had success with, made famous even, with Frank Gehry's Bilbao design. View more View full description
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