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Have you seen the photos of the new Tate Modern building yet?

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Eddy Frankel

How was Tate Modern last time you went? We bet we can guess: filled with more screaming school children than you ever thought imaginable, stuffed to the gills with busloads of Italian tourists and stacked three-deep with third-date couples making out in front of the Dalis, right?

Well guess what, homeslices, that shit is in the PAST. Because Tate Modern has just completed its amazing new extension, and that means you finally get some elbow room when yer looking at yer art. It was designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron, who did the refit of the original building, and we think it looks amazing.

The new building will showcase yet more of the Tate’s massive collection, alongside new spaces for performance art and art education. There’s a giant spiral staircase, a ‘city made of couscous’ – whatever that is – and an incredible viewing platform that gives views across the city, but also directly into the neighbouring building’s flats, which is a bit awkward.

It opens on June 17, so get excited. Architecture + art + viewing platform + couscous + creeping on the neighbours = good times. 

 Find out more about the Tate Modern.

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