Bizarre aquarium in Riga's Old Town

  • 2003-05-15
  • Ieva Tuna
RIGAThe throngs of Eurovision fans who will descend on the Latvian capital in the upcoming days are bound to stumble upon the city's latest architectural surprise: the glass-paned Triangula Bastions, the new shopping mall on the Daugava riverbank.Set against the glimmering spires and russet brickwork of the Old Town, the new mall was barraged with criticism from both the public and politicians alike.Mayor Gundars Bojars has called the new building a "catastrophe," according to the Baltic News Service, while President Vaira Vike-Freiberga also did not remain impartial."I drive over the bridg...
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