S.400 – Solomon R. Guggenheim
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, New
Photography is permitted only on the
ground floor. Take the elevator to the
top floor, and walk down the spiral floor to the ground level as Frank
intended. Walking uphill is for the
uninitiated. When I visited, the
outside was undergoing renovations. How could I have missed taking the
classic exterior shot anyway?
Photographed November 14, 2007.
Resin ornament sold
in museum gift shop – here’s your exterior view!
Quarter is for size
comparison of model. Actual museum is
much larger and does not have string on top.
The museum was
reproduced in miniature at Legoland Florida (left)
& Legoland California (right)
The museum has twice
been featured as a Lego model for the general public – a simplified version and
a later 744-piece project in the Architecture series. The later model is shown