The partnership of architecture and the art world continues to produce interesting if not sometimes competing results. Many have used the ‘bilbao effect' as a template to try and advance interest and development through the creation of modern iconic cultural buildings.

You get a sense from BMW's recent building additions that they've taken a page from the art/architecture partnership and re-crafted it to exhibit their brand. The New York Times takes a look at the latest BMW delivery center and found the building nearly trumps the cars inside.

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