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More bad news for Zaha as Transport Museum faces uncertain future

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Zaha Hadid will today learn the fate of her troubled Transport Museum scheme in Glasgow, just a day after she discovered that her City Casino project in Basel, Switzerland had been torpedoed by Basel residents, 62 per cent of which voted to reject the scheme ( Zaha misses out on Swiss casino jackpot ).

At a specially convened Glasgow Council 'policy development and scrutiny committee' meeting later today, Glasgow SNP leader John Mason will call for the £74 million scheme to be abandoned in an effort to avoid further cost overruns.

The riverside landmark on the banks of the River Clyde - near the massive Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre - has already jumped from £60 to £74 million, after being initially costed at £50.5 million ( Costs rocket on Zaha's Glasgow transport museum ).

Despite Mason's fears that Glasgow could have a 'Holyrood' on its hands, a source close to the project told the AJ that there was a good chance that the project would proceed.

'The SNP are just making a point. But this project will not go from £74 million to £700 million,' said the source. 'There will be a debate, but I expect the decision to be in favour of the project.'

by Max Thompson

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