Bernard Tschumi presents a model of his Acropolis museum in his New York Office. (AP Photo/Shawn Baldwin)
April 1, 2005 –A bulldozer demolishes buildings next to the Parthenon temple.
Several buildings had to be cleared to make room for the new museum square. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
March 21, 2006 –A builder in action on the roof of the new Acropolis museum in Athens. (Reuters/John Kolesidis)
July 12, 2007 – Statue of a young man from the 5th century B.C. stands ready to be relocated. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
December 8, 2007 – The first of five famous female statues is moved by crane from the old to the new museum. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)
December 8, 2008 – A woman stands on the glass floor of the new Acropolis museum. (AP Photo/ Thanassis Stavrakis)
June 16, 2009 – The Parthenon temple reflects off the glass covering the southern side of the new Acropolis museum.
(EPA/ Orestis Panagiotou)