Decaying Cities Turn To Bilbao Model

Dozens of cities across America are vying to become 'the next Bilbao' in order to revitalize their shattered economies.
August 7, 2004, 11am PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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All over America, millions of dollars are being raised to build work-class museums with well-known architects in the hopes of creating the same dynamic interest that turned the decaying industrial city of Bilbao into a popular destination. While Seattle's new Central Library could be considered an attempt at this sort of development, most new buildings are being constructed in the Rust Belt of the Midwest. From Milwaukee's soaring art center to Fort Worth's minimalist museum, cities are betting it all on cultural facilities.

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Published on Friday, August 6, 2004 in CNNMoney
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