Thursday, 3 April 2008

Barcelona puts on cultural weight

Complaints about the incessant racket of drills and bulldozers are
common in Barcelona, but not all the building in the Catalan capital
is in response to the seemingly inexhaustible demand for housing and
equally inexhaustible profit motive of developers. All over the city,
there are a number of building projects in varying states of
completion that will boost the city's claims to be a cultural capital
by providing venues, centres and places for study in everything from
music to film. (Full story in printed edition).