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Guggenheim's Plan to Stop the Rain

Plagued with "cracks, leaks and corroding surfaces," Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum will get a long-overdue facelift. Reports the Times, "In extremely cold weather, moisture from the skylights and windows that have not been sufficiently insulated drips down on some interior walls. Long, stuffed tubes of absorbent material, giant sponges that resemble blue sausages (the museum calls them socks), are placed along perimeter floors to absorb condensation." Of course, in apartment ads, such features are known as "character."
· Guggenheim Reviving Its Main Asset: Itself [NYTimes via AJ]