Finnish government drops Guggenheim museum plans - PM
Finland's centre-right government has dropped plans to help build a Guggenheim museum in Helsinki with state funding, Prime Minister Juha Sipila said on Wednesday.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has proposed a museum for Helsinki, like those that grace New York, Bilbao and Venice.
But one of Finland's three co-ruling parties last month opposed the state covering 40 million euros ($44 million) of its building costs.
Government aid has been considered crucial for the 120 million-140 million euro project and the foundation has been eager to continue negotiations before the reservation of... read more
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