Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
|location||New York, New York|
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is located in a key site in front of Central Park, an oasis of tranquility in the big city. Wright took his inspiration from nature and organic forms. But the main innovation in his design was the new concept of 'circulation'. Visitors have to rise to the top of the building via an elevator, and then walk downward through the galleries on a continuous helical spiral ramp. The building was finished six month after Wright's death, it being his last major work. It is a masterpiece of Modern Architecture still now, even though it was finished in 1959.