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problems of comfort must be addressed

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LETTERS

My reactions on a visit last year to Tate Modern were a mixture of admiration and puzzlement.

The overall manner in which the building has been transformed into an art gallery is excellent, but I have three major criticisms to make:

1. It was apparent from seeing dozens of people sitting at the edge of the ramp down to the reception level in the former turbine hall that this space lacks seating. Why not a long serpentine-like bench in suitably robust materials and detailing to allow people to sit comfortably?

Indeed, there seemed to a general lack of seating opportunities throughout the building.

2. Why is there no art at the entrance end of the turbine hall (not a criticism of the architects, but of the Tate itself )?

3. There is insufficient seating and views out to the river from the top level, and insufficient cafe provision.

Richard Harris, received on the online Discussion Forum

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