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Spend the night at the Guggenheim in NYCOct 30 2008

Thanks to artist Carsten Holler, you can spend a night in the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan.

Revolving Hotel Room is an art installation comprising three outfitted, superimposed turning glass discs mounted onto a fourth disc that all turn harmoniously at a very slow speed. During the day the hotel room will be on view as part of the Guggenheim's theanyspacewhatever exhibition, which runs from October 24, 2008-January 7, 2009. At night, the art installation becomes an operative hotel room outfitted with luxury amenities.

The view from the rotating bed.

Holler was previously responsible for the seriously fun-looking slides in the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall a couple of years back.

Map of the cracks in the Guggenheim'sApr 18 2007

Map of the cracks in the Guggenheim's facade. "Since the Guggenheim Museum opened in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright's massive spiral facade has been showing signs of cracking, mainly from seasonal temperature fluctuations that cause the concrete walls, built without expansion joints, to contract and expand."

Slightly surreal panoramic shot of the Guggenheim in NYC.Jul 31 2006

Slightly surreal panoramic shot of the Guggenheim in NYC.

Regarding the doublestrike on the Guggenheim, DesignJul 14 2006

Regarding the doublestrike on the Guggenheim, Design Observer has a little more information about it. "I don't think [Frank Lloyd Wright] ever floated text."

They're refurbishing the outside of the GuggenheimJun 20 2006

They're refurbishing the outside of the Guggenheim and stripping away the facade reveals a doublestrike on the "T" in "The". It's like they started putting the printing on the building and then the architect stops by and says, whoa! that text is supposed to be lower, you morons.

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