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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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Frank Lloyd Wright
location New York, New York
function museum
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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is located in a key site in front of Central Park, an oasis of tranquility in the big city. Wright took his inspiration from nature and organic forms. But the main innovation in his design was the new concept of 'circulation'. Visitors have to rise to the top of the building via an elevator, and then walk downward through the galleries on a continuous helical spiral ramp. The building was finished six month after Wright's death, it being his last major work. It is a masterpiece of Modern Architecture still now, even though it was finished in 1959.

davidb says:
Try and time your visit to the middle of an exhibition. When I visited in 1997, they were between exhibitions and the atrium was full of scaffolding which took the edge off things. Even so, still the work of an architectural genius!
Kingswinford, United Kingdom 03-Jan-11
peteshep says:
Auckland, New Zealand 16-Sep-10
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Auckland, New Zealand 16-Sep-10
peteshep says:
More Guggenheim NY, on flickr, starting here:

PS :-)
Auckland, New Zealand 28-Jan-10
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
5th Avenue 1071
United States
Project is public!
Opening hours Saturday - Wednesday: 10.00 - 17.45 / Friday: 10.00 - 19.45 / Closed Thursdays, Christmas, and Thanksgiving Day.
How to get there? To reach the museum by subway, take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street. Walk west on 86th Street, turn right at 5th Avenue and proceed north to 88th Street. To reach the museum by bus, take the M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue.
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Completion 10- 1959
ArchitectFrank Lloyd Wright
Client Solomon Guggenheim
Project ID 3298
Latitude/Longitude 40°46'59N 73°57'32W
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