The new wing of the Tate Modern in London will open to the public on June 17, museum officials announced this week.
The long-awaited expansion, called the Switch House, will add 60 percent more space to the art museum, which originally opened in 2000 in a revamped old power plant. The addition was created by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, who designed the original.
With the expansion, Turbine Hall will be in the center, flanked by the existing six-story Boiler House on one side and the new 10-story Switch House rising above the Tanks — refurbished underground tanks that serve as galleries — on the other, the museum said. The museum is hugely popular, with 5.7 million people visiting it last year. Details: www.tate.org.uk.
— Miami Herald staff