Thursday, October 28, 2010
It's All High Tech To Me
From the two shots, yesterday's and today's, you'd might guess the Guggenheim is a sleek, 21st century building but the exterior is actually more classic-looking. Inside, though, it's all high tech with natural light, modern art and glass display cases showing old documents and artifacts from early Caltech work.
The transition from classic, late 1920's exterior to modern interior is due to a renovation by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects, completed in 2008. The linked article shows a photo of the interior of the conference room above; be sure and check out the slide show, too.
I'm intrigued by the document on display in the foreground. Could it be some world-saving formula, typed by Einstein's secretary?
Some of my titles are better than others.
For more Caltech photos, click on the Caltech label below.