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Tate Modern is housed in the former Bankside Power Station, which was originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, it closed in 1981.For many years after closure Bankside Power station was at risk of being demolished by developers. Many people campaigned for the building to be saved and put forward suggestions for possible new uses. An application to list the building was refused. In April 1994 the Tate Gallery announced that Bankside would be the home for the new Tate Modern. In July of the same year, an international competition was launched to select an architect for the new gallery. Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron of Herzog & de Meuron were announced as the winning architects in January 1995. The work started in June 1995 and completed in January 2000. I personally love the interior.

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