Tate Modern


 

53 Bankside
at the south end of the Millenium Bridge
Southwark, London UK SE1 9TG UK
+44 (0)20 7887 8888

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geo: 51.5083129,-0.0986773
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from Wikipedia:

Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in London, England. It is Britain's national gallery of international modern art and forms part of the Tate group (together with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives and Tate Online). It is the most-visited modern art gallery in the world, with around 4.7 million visitors per year. It is based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of Central London.

The galleries are housed in the former Bankside Power Station, which was originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of Battersea Power Station, and built in two stages between 1947 and 1963. The power station closed in 1981. The building was converted by architects Herzog & de Meuron and contractors Carillion, after which it stood at 99m tall. The history of the site as well as information about the conversion was the basis for a 2008 documentary Architects Herzog and de Meuron: Alchemy of Building & Tate Modern.
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The turbine hall inside the Tate Modern, © Hans Peter Schaefer, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.