Exterior and Concrete Siding Material Completed in 1959, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (constructed 1956-1959) is an architectural icon that stands in stark contrast to its rectangular Manhattan neighbors with its curved surfaces. Wright famously said the museum would make the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art "look like a Protestant barn”.
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8 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Inducted Into the UNESCO World Heritage List

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Completed in 1959, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (constructed 1956-1959) is an architectural icon that stands in stark contrast to its rectangular Manhattan neighbors with its curved surfaces. Wright famously said the museum would make the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art "look like a Protestant barn."