Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,Manhatten

The third day of my journey brought me to the masterpiece edifice of Manhatten Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.0The museum is located at 5th avenue in between 88th and 89th street facing the Central Park. Designed by Frank Lloyed Wright the Museum cylindrical building, wider at the top than the bottom, was conceived as a “temple of the spirit”. Its unique ramp gallery extends up from ground level in a long, continuous spiral along the outer edges of the building to end just under the ceiling skylight. The building underwent extensive expansion and renovations in 1992 (when an adjoining tower was built) and from 2005 to 2008.14North West View of the Guggenheim Musium16 view from South-West corner of the Guggenheim 3Guggenheim interior showing the spiral ramps with the exhibitions

Wright ascribed a symbolic meaning to the building’s shapes. He explained, “these geometric forms suggest certain human ideas, moods, sentiments – as for instance: the circle, infinity; the triangle, structural unity; the spiral, organic progress; the square, integrity.”

15The click shows the atrium 13.jpg8The sculpture  displayed along the Spiral Corridor. 

 

 

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