17 June 2015
Tate Modern opened in 2000. On 17 June 2016 a new building will open displayingy a greater variety of artworks and showing more artists from around the world, presenting an increasingly international view of modern and contemporary art
The new building is ten-stories on top of The Tanks – the world’s first gallery spaces dedicated to live art, film and installations – its height responding to the chimney of the existing Tate Modern building which was originally designed as a power station by Giles Gilbert Scott in the 1950s. Its twisting, pyramid-like shape will be a memorable addition to London’s skyline and will offer 60% extra space for visitors to explore.
From The Tanks on Level 0 you can go all the way up to Level 10 and enjoy the spectacular new roof terrace with 360-degree views of the river Thames, St Paul’s Cathedral and the dramatic London skyline.