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The Tate Modern is the latest addition to The Tate group of galleries located within
From the very outset as you approach the Tate Modern, especially across the
One of the most striking features of the Tate Modern is the huge Turbine Hall, which at 152m long and 35m high makes it one of the largest spaces in which to display art in the world. Parallel to this space ran the boiler house which has now been converted to hold the galleries or ‘suites’ as the Tate Modern like to call them. There are 2 floors with permanent exhibits, while temporary works are displayed on the third floor. Above these the Tate houses a café-restaurant with truly stunning views over the rest of
The Turbine Hall has seen some fantastic large sculptures since 2000, Almost always these installations have caused lively debate and attracted huge numbers of visitors, form the Unilever Series by Rachel Whitehead (nick named the Tate sugar cubes) to the current slides created by Carsten Höller. If anyone said the modern art could not be fun, then surely a visit to the Tate Modern at the moment would address that, though the question of ‘Is it art?’ may not be easy to answer.
The opening of the Tate Modern has helped to revitalize the South Bank. It is linked to the Tate Britain by a distinctive river ferry decorated in bright coloured spots. The Tate Modern is also close to quite a number of other attractions in the area including
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