The wonders of Google Maps have gotten us into some pretty amazing places, such as the uber-private Gramercy Park and a tourist-less version of the holiday window displays. Now, the Street View team has granted exclusive access to the Guggenheim (h/t ArchDaily). Not only does the technology let users tour the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed spiraling rotunda, but it allows one to browse through the artworks currently on display.
The project is a collaboration between the Google Cultural Institute and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which has made 120 pieces of its collection part of the online tour. The Foundation told ArchDaily, “the Guggenheim’s architecture presented unique challenges for Google’s engineers and Street View team. Drone, tripod, and Street View ‘troll’ images were stitched together to provide a 360 degree experience of the building’s rotunda galleries that online visitors can freely navigate. Street View makes it possible to move from ramp to ramp; to gaze at the building’s oculus above; and to examine works on view in the 2015 special exhibition Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim.”
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