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Pale Gray or Light Yellow? A Ruling on Guggenheim

By jason - up to 2007 (archived) • Nov 21st, 2007 • Category: News for Creatives (archives)

Sewell Chan reports for The New York Times:

“The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will remain light gray. 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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