Guggenheim Abu Dhabi On Hold, Not Cancelled

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project

There is good and bad news regarding the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum. The bad news is that the construction of the huge, 30,000 sq. m Guggenheim Museum planned for Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi has been put on hold. The good news is that the museum plans have not been cancelled. 

The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project, designed by the US architect Frank Gehry, is one of four new institutions planned for a cultural district on the island, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Zayed National Museum being two of the others. Guggenheim Abu Dhabi was originally aiming for a 2013 opening, recently this date was revised to 2015, and now all we are left with is a "a future date".

The Frank Gehry designed Guggenheim Museum in Abu Dhabi is supposed to be the largest Guggenheim in the world, with an estimated cost of $400 million.