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LB_GM_small.jpgSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum Wooden Model Kit

This finely crafted, wooden scale model kit of an icon NYC midcentury modern design, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, captures the lines and details of the building just in miniature form.  The kit comes with easy step-by-step instructions and precision cut parts from fine woods.  Whether you are a fan of history or architectural design, these models will be great conversation pieces for your desk, bookshelf, or table.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum:  Setting a new precedent for architecture with its spiraling organic form, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY is one of the world’s most recognizable buildings. Designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1959, the construction of the Guggenheim Museum tested the capabilities of building technology at the time.  The Guggenheim Museum is an internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century. The signature spiral of the gallery, made of gun-placed concrete, or “gunite,” stands in contrast to the boxlike tower, which was envisioned by Wright but not built until 1992, during an extensive renovation.  The swirling main building is fashioned from light Aspen wood and the newer tower of American Cherry. The kit’s precise adherence to the architect’s design ensures your completed model is as stunningly beautiful and iconic as the original.

Each kit comes complete with all required precision cut parts and clear, easy to follow instructions. All you’ll need to provide is a good quality wood glue, a knife to remove individual parts from their sheets, and a flat work surface to construct the model.

Materials - Aspen, American cherry, MDF and acrylic / Scale: 1:500 / 62 Pieces / Ages 12+ / 6” L x 4.5” W x 3.5” H

Please note:  This item is only available online and will be drop shipped.  There is a $20 shipping surcharge per kit ordered.

Code:  99999

Member Price:  $112.50


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All proceeds from your purchase directly support the National Building Museum’s educational programs and exhibitions.