Saturday, August 22, 2009
Building Exterior of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
For the past weekend I know why we lost our internet connection. The heavy rainfalls on Saturday found their way not only into our house but also into my modem - Brzzzz. Today I called our internet provider and they actually fixed the problem the same day.
Sunday we spent in New York City. The weather was perfect and after a beautiful time in SoHo we moved to Central Park and I had the chance to take a few pictures of The Guggenheim.
This museum, founded in 1937, is a modern art museum located on the Upper East Side in New York City. It is one of the best-known museums in New York City. The main part of the building is a very unusual shape, and was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The distinctive building, Wright's last major work, instantly polarized architecture critics upon completion, though today it is widely revered. From the street, the building looks approximately like a white ribbon curled into a cylindrical stack, slightly wider at the top than the bottom. Its appearance is in sharp contrast to the more typically boxy Manhattan buildings that surround it, a fact relished by Wright who claimed that his museum would make the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art “look like a Protestant barn.” (Source: Wikipedia).
The exterior and infrastructure of the museum are still under restoration but the process was thankfully far enough advanced to take some pictures.