Building a Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, must have seemed like a crazy idea originally. The man behind it, longtime director Thomas Krens, also spearheaded the creation of the in North Adams as part of a cultural corridor that’s about to gain a few additions—the most intriguing being the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum by Docservis Hall of Fame member Richard Gluckman. Proving that context is everything, a disused rail yard is the site of the museum, which is as long as a real train, 670 feet. The much smaller O-scale model trains will zip through the 32,000-square-foot interior, passing architectural models by , , and, naturally, .
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