Rose Center for Earth and Space

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History:
The original Hayden Planetarium was built in 1935 on the grounds of the American Museum of Natural History. The Rose Center is an impressive 333,500-square-foot exhibition, research, and education facility which opened to the public in 2000. The center was built to educate visitors about the universe, galaxies, starts, planets and other astronomical concepts. The new planetarium is a huge sphere housed in a glass box 7 stories high. In the top half of the 87-foot-diameter sphere is the Space Theater, which presents an awesome Space Show using the world’s largest, most powerful projector, the Zeiss Mark IX, which was built to the museum’s specifications. The bottom half of the giant sphere is called the Big Bang Theater.

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Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum

History:

Opened in 1939 as the Museum of Non-Objective Art on East 54th Street by copper mining tycoon Solomon R. Guggenheim. Frank Lloyd Wright received the commission in 1943 and it was completed after his death in 1959. Today, the building itself is perhaps the museum’s greatest masterpiece. It is Wright’s only important commission in New York City.gug1

The Guggenheim Museum Opened in October 1959, it is shaped like a spiral that is narrowest at its base and built entirely of hand-plastered concrete, inside and outside, over a steel frame. A curved ramp leads upward from the street level to the height of the building, allowing exhibitions to be mounted in one continuous line. Wright intended for visitors to begin at the top and move downward.

The Justin K. Thannhauser Collection, which made the museum’s holdings comprehensive, was added in 1960 and in 1992 a contriversial new ten-story wing opened adjacent to the original building.

Major holdings include works by Bancusi, Calder, Kandinsky, Klee, Chagall, Mirs, Leger, Mondrian, Picasso, Oldenberg, Cizanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, and Rauschenberg.

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Long Term Parking

parking-265x265There’s no reason to drive your car into Manhattan, when cabs and mass transit can take you everywhere for less than the cost of overnight parking in midtown Manhattan. You’ll save on parking, car rental fees, gas and headaches if you use one of the long term parking lots at Newark Liberty International Airport.

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