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This Day in History: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Opens in New York (1959)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Opens in New York (1959)

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and opened six months after his death, the Guggenheim Museum represents a radical departure from traditional museum design, spiraling upward and outward in a smooth coil of massive, unadorned white concrete. The exhibition space, which consists of a six-story spiral ramp lighted by a glass dome supported by stainless steel, has even been criticized for upstaging the artwork displayed. What artists signed a letter protesting the display of their work in the space? More… Discuss
The street view is great, I wish the museum had a virtual tour, an dmay be it does: I just don’t know it: http://www.streetviewandmaps.com/en/map/us/534132-Solomon-R-Guggenheim-Museum/#/point/40.783289/-73.958588/279.92793400000005/-45.34714799999999/0/