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Porto's long-awaited Casa da Música by OMA is finally due to open later this month. First conceived as part of Porto's celebrations for the European City of Culture in 2001, political wrangling and difficult site conditions conspired to delay the project. Now the finishing touches are being applied to a building that has come to be known as Porto's Guggenheim, for the way in which it attempts to raise cultural and architectural profiles and put this industrious but not especially ...

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