The Guggenheim Museum in New York City is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's — and America's — most classic buildings. But what if it had an extra 13 floors?
That's what the architects at Athens- and New York-based Oiio Architecture Office asked themselves when they created their new renderings for the world-famous ramped museum. First reported by DeZeen, their solution to making the museum larger to accommodate new collections would be for the building to grow in circumference as it extended skywards. The last floor of the museum would be entirely level and would house Wright's iconic glass dome.
The addition is pure fantasy, The Oiio Architecture Office assures Wright die-hards. "Even if his own creator were to propose an alternation of its form, New Yorkers would suddenly feel as if they have lost a dear old friend. In a building loaded with symbolism even the story of its alteration could become its extension."
Either way, it still looks pretty cool.
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