Santander torn as Botin’s Guggenheim-like center splits city

BANCO SANTANDER CHAIRMAN Emilio Botin is running into some local opposition for the new arts center that the family foundation is building on the waterfront in Santander, Spain. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JIN LEE
BANCO SANTANDER CHAIRMAN Emilio Botin is running into some local opposition for the new arts center that the family foundation is building on the waterfront in Santander, Spain. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JIN LEE
MADRID - A landmark arts center on the waterfront of Santander is dividing the Spanish port city over the clout of its best-known native son Emilio Botin and his family’s banking dynasty. The Botin Center, a white ceramic building of two interlinking sections containing an auditorium and space for an art gallery, is being built…

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