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From World Architecture News:
Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have today revealed plans for their £215 million iconic extension to the former power station on the south bank of the River Thames. The new 7,000 m² extension will be built on land to the south of the Tate Modern reclaimed from EDF energy networks. A new entrance and piazza to the 4 million visitor/year venue will allow north-south pedestrian passage through the complex. Ten new galleries will be provided in the 10 stories above ground and a performing space will be created within the former oil tanks, once used to feed the power station located below ground. The Mayor of London today pledged £7 million pounds towards the project through the London Development Agency. Completion is scheduled for 2012.
Kinda makes Steven Holl's addition to the Nelson-Atkins look sensitive.
More at Google News.
Update: The image below and more, with commentary by Hugh Pearman, at Gabion.
Update 07.26: The Tate's official site on the addition is Transforming Tate Modern, "an opportunity for you to see how the project is developing and how Tate is responding to local people's views."
On Tate's page is the view above, which better illustrates the extension's siting and its view from across the Thames, less imposing than other renderings.