NYC's iconic Guggenheim museum added to Street View

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collaborated with Google to make over 120 artworks available for online ...

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collaborated with Google to make over 120 artworks available for online viewing (Credit: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York)

For those unable to see New York City's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in person, an online visit may be the next best thing. Google recently added the iconic museum to Street View, enabling users to virtually walk through its rotunda and check out selected artworks.

In addition to mapping the world's largest model railroad, Google's Street View engineers have been busy expanding the Google Cultural Institute's online repository of museums and artworks. Over 60 new museums were recently added to the thousand-plus that are available, with the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum the most notable.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collaborated with Google to make over 120 artworks from its collection available for online viewing. Google reports that mapping the museum's interior was something of a technical challenge for the Street View engineers, and drone, tripod and trolley were all employed to stitch together a 360-degree view.

Check out the source link below to visit the Guggenheim, in addition to other museums and works, including Romania's Palace of Parliament and India's Taj Mahal.

Source: Google Cultural Institute via Arch Daily

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