2. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum[/fusion_builder_column]
New York City, New York
The unusual, spiral-shaped Guggenheim Museum was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright and came about as a means of storing the art that wealthy collector Solomon Guggenheim had amassed over the years. Despite Wright’s hesitations about situating the building in New York (the architect called it overbuilt and overpopulated) a site was eventually chosen near Central Park on Fifth Avenue between 88th and 89th Streets. This weird building is wider at the top than it is at the bottom, and visitors to the museum view its galleries by walking along a curving ramp.