Despite earlier delays, construction on the site of the New Acropolis Museum is now progressing once more:
A bulldozer yesterday…
A bulldozer yesterday demolished buildings expropriated by the state on the central Athens plot destined to host the new Acropolis Museum. The museum — where Greece hopes to eventually exhibit the Elgin Collection of sculptures from the Parthenon, should the British Museum ever agree to return the fifth-century-BC works — is scheduled for completion by the end of next year, according to the latest government estimates. Initially, the building, in the Makriyianni area at the foot of the Acropolis, was supposed to have been ready in time for the August 2004 Olympic Games. However, it is still at the stage of pouring the foundations.