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Children's LiteratureThe "Building World Landmarks" series holds a plethora of information about some of the most unique and challenging building projects in the world. One such undertaking was the Guggenheim Museum of Bilboa, which was completed in 1997. The landmark came about when talented architect Frank Owen Gehry was hired in 1991 to breathe new life into the city. He handily accomplished this task since the art museum's has brought millions of dollars in revenue to the city. Gehry already held a reputation for his excellent designs, but this is probably the building project for which he is most noted. The book's opening statement alone draws the reader in when it tells that the museum has been "linked to everything from a titanium artichoke to an intergalactic spaceship to a metal flower." The building may see odd to the untrained eye. However, the building's "difference" has made it one of the world's most visited attractions. The book's format includes five chapters with subtopics. A chronological timeline, glossary, index and resource page follow the main text body. 2004, Blackbirch Press/The Gale Group, Ages 9 to 12.
—Nancy Garhan Attebury