It was the biggest prize in architecture - and its creator took on earthquakes, hostile locals and 104 court cases.
Amazing isn't it? The visit to Athens to see this would be a cornerstone of my travels.
...a geometrical marvel dedicated to the celebration of antiquity - was funded by Greece's ministry of culture and the EU. The building is complete, though its display of magnificent Athenian art, some 4,000 ancient artefacts in all, won't be finalised until next summer.