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$50mn redesign project for Royal Academy of Arts

The $50mn worth redevelopment plans for the Royal Academy of Arts, announced on May 11, 2015 in London, England, will be finished for its 250th anniversary in 2018. The plans include building a link between Burlington Gardens and Burlington House in Piccadilly.

$50mn redesign project for Royal Academy of Arts
(L-R) Patrick Brill aka Bob & Roberta Smith RA, Richard Wilson RA, Anne Desmet RA, Sir David Chipperfield RA, Charles Saumarez Smith, Rebecca Salter RA and Chris Orr unveil the plans for the Royal Academy's redevelopment on May 11, 2015 in London, England. The redevelopment which marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts will link Burlington Gardens to Burlington House in Piccadilly. (Getty Images for The Royal Academy Of Arts)
$50mn redesign project for Royal Academy of Arts
(L-R) Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy Charles Saumarez Smith, architect Sir David Chipperfield RA and Director of Artistic Programmes at the Royal Academy Tim Marlow unveil the plans for the RA's redevelopment on May 11, 2015 in London, England. The redevelopment which marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts will link Burlington Gardens to Burlington House in Piccadilly. (Getty Images for The Royal Academy Of Arts)
$50mn redesign project for Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy unveils plans for its redevelopment on May 11, 2015 in London, England. The redevelopment which marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts will link Burlington Gardens to Burlington House in Piccadilly. (Getty Images for The Royal Academy Of Arts)
$50mn redesign project for Royal Academy of Arts
(L-R) Royal Academicians Rebecca Salter, Patrick Brill aka Bob & Roberta Smith and Anne Desmet look at an architects model of the Royal Academy's redevelopment on May 11, 2015 in London, England. The redevelopment which marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts will link Burlington Gardens to Burlington House in Piccadilly. (Getty Images for The Royal Academy Of Arts)
$50mn redesign project for Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy unveils plans for its redevelopment on May 11, 2015 in London, England. The redevelopment which marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts will link Burlington Gardens to Burlington House in Piccadilly. (Getty Images for The Royal Academy Of Arts)
$50mn redesign project for Royal Academy of Arts
Royal Academician Richard Wilson looks at Queen Victorias paintbox (circa 1837), one of the treasures of the Royal Academy's collection on May 11, 2015 in London, England. The redevelopment which marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts will link Burlington Gardens to Burlington House in Piccadilly. (Getty Images for The Royal Academy Of Arts)
$50mn redesign project for Royal Academy of Arts
Sir David Chipperfield RA unveils his plans for the redevelopment for the The Royal Academy on May 11, 2015 in London, England. The redevelopment which marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts will link Burlington Gardens to Burlington House in Piccadilly. (Getty Images for The Royal Academy Of Arts)