2blowhards discusses the fallout from the Greek Elections. One impact involves the proposal for a museum to house the Elgin Marbles, which was brought to our attention a few weeks ago by the Blowhards' guest-blogger Nikos Salingaros.
I have no opinion about the building -- the images offered on the web are simply too small to see enough to offer an opinion.
But the politics interest me. Blowhards link to Greeks put stop to 'Elgin Marbles' museum in The Telegraph which seems to say that the issue is not at all about the design of the structure per se but about its siting, its location, which would destroy unearthed archeological treasures. Tschumi's "modern" design is mentioned but only in passing and not as a factor.
The whole thing is fascinating as the museum's location was approved by the Greek Central Archaeological Council, which sounds impressive, though it may have been another paper-tiger which was rolled by the potent political machine of a NY-based, Swiss-born college professor. There is a story here but I wonder if Tshumi's design is just a sideshow.
UPDATE: unfolio is a bit more blunt than I am about the so-called The Athens Effect set forth by Michael Blowhard, above.