Guggenheim, Solomon R., Museum

1071 Fifth Ave., New York, New York

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Photo taken by Michael Miller in June 2017

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is nationally significant as one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most important commissions during his long, productive, and influential career. Built between 1956 and 1959, the museum is recognized as an icon of mid-twentieth-century modern architecture. Being one of his last works, it represents the culmination of a lifetime of evolution of Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas about an organic architecture. Within its building typology, the Guggenheim is one of the early examples of architecture as art for major twentieth-century museums. It is one of a group of sixteen Wright buildings singled out in 1959 by the American Institute of Architects and the National Trust for Historic Preservation as his most important "to the nation...which ought to be preserved in their original form." The original building remains essentially unchanged and exhibits an unusually high degree of integrity, clearly conveying its character-defining form. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 6, 2008

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 19, 2005
Reference number
05000443
Architectural style
Modern Movement
Areas of significance
Architecture; Art
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Museum
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1950-1974
Significant year
1959

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2017: New photo from Michael Miller
  • February 27, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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