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Like It or Not, The Guggenheim is Going Gray

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Following up on a post from a couple of months ago, we thought we’d put your sweet mind at ease by letting you know the news that the Guggenheim in NY has finally decided to stay light gray when the restorations are finished. While Frank Lloyd Wright might be rolling in his grave right now, planning an attack by his army of the undead, because we haven’t returned to his light yellow, at least now we can put this issue to rest and move on. Here’s a bit from the NY Times:

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission decided yesterday that the Guggenheim should maintain the same light-gray paint shade it has had since 1992, when a major expansion of the museum by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects was completed, rather than the original light yellow.

The spiraling museum on Fifth Avenue, a 1959 masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright, is in the midst of a $29 million renovation. As part of the project, conservators stripped away 11 layers of paint from the landmark building’s exterior and found that it was originally coated with a light brownish-yellow shade. That shade has been stripped from the facade as well.

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