Tate Modern

Tate Modern art gallery in London

> Tate Modern art gallery is in the former Bankside power station. Sir Giles Scott who designed the building was also the designer of Battersea power station and, on a smaller scale, the famous London red telephone box.

> The tall chimney has been capped with lights to become a landmark beacon at night (1).

> Entry to building is most  dramatic by going down the ramp at the western end (3) rather than using the side doors (2). The ramp leads directly into the vast, 100ft high turbine hall.

> During conversion, two storeys were added to the roof - the glass 'beam'. The restaurant (4) is located here.

> Tate Modern gallery is home to work by Rothko, Matisse, Dali, Cezanne and Picasso, and contemporary works by Matthew Barney, Chris Ofili and Gerhard Richter. It is also well-known for the large-scale commissions displayed in the turbine hall.

 > The Tate Modern website can be found here.

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