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Guggenheim Landmark Auction & Battery Weed Sale

The Guggenheim in Manhattan
  • Back in 1959 when the Guggenheim first opened, the cost of admission was only 50 cents!
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s design for the Guggenheim was the result of over 700 sketches.
  • Despite its current level of fame, the design for the Guggenheim was originally criticized, one critique remarked that it looked like an “undigestible hot cross bun,” while another called it an “inverted oatmeal dish.”
  • Widely regarded as one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most notable achievements, the famed architect passed away just 6 months after its opening at the age of 91.
  • 12:00 PM PT the auction starts at 25,000,000 UPX
  • 12:30 PM | Price will be reduced to 23,000,000 UPX
  • 1:00 PM | Price will be reduced to 21,000,000 UPX
  • 1:30 PM | Price will be reduced to 19,000,000 UPX
  • 2:00 PM | Price will be reduced to 18,000,000 UPX
  • 2:30 PM | Price will be reduced to 17,000,000 UPX
  • 9:00 AM | Price will be reduced to 16,000,000 UPX
  • 12:00 PM | Price will be reduced to 15,000,000 UPX
  • 3:00 PM | Price will be reduced to 14,000,000 UPX
  • 7:00 PM | Price will be reduced to 13,000,000 UPX
  • 9:00 AM | Price will be reduced to 12,000,000 UPX
  • 2:00 PM | Price will be reduced to 11,000,000 UPX
  • 7:00 PM | Price will be reduced to the suggested mint price of 10,287,420 UPX
Battery Weed in Staten Island
  • Construction began all the way back in 1806 by the State of New York. It opened for service in 1808.
  • When the fort was first built, it was named Fort Richmond in honor of Richmond county which is named for Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond.
  • At one point, Battery Weed featured 116 guns facing seaward, in addition to 24 flank howitzers on the landward front.

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