Peter G. Loggin records
Loggin, Peter G.
Peters, William Wesley.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Taliesin Associated Architects.
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959.
Peter G. Loggin (PGL) was the building superintendent of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (SRGM). As building superintendent, PGL served as the head of the Building department (today called the department of Facilities) of the SRGM. The Building department managed both the Maintenance and Security Departments within the SRGM, covering space design and planning, facilities management, and security system maintenance. PGL was involved with the construction projects of the SRGM building as the project engineer. In 1963, SRGM began construction of an annex behind the existing Frank Lloyd Wright structure to house administrative and storage facilities. The building addition was designed by William Wesley Peters, Wright's son-in-law. He was a member of the Taliesin Associated Architects, a division of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The annex was constructed between 1966 and 1968. Although it was designed as a six-story structure, only four floors were constructed due to financial limitations. Because the administration recognizes that future expansion maybe possible, the foundation of the annex is built with the capacity to support a ten-story building. In 1974, the Wright building underwent further structural alterations with the addition of a restaurant and bookstore on the ground floor. The alterations were designed by Donald E. Freed. To accommodate these additions, the driveway between the rotunda and the monitor building was enclosed and the sculpture garden along 89th Street was transformed into an outdoor café.
Scope and Content Note
The Peter G. Loggin records span the years 1954-1979 (bulk 1965-1969, 1972-1974). This collection documents the construction of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (SRGM) building and its alterations, as well as the general management of SRGM. Record types in the collection include agreements; permits; architectural drawings; photographs; specifications; reports; correspondence; agendas and minutes; and handwritten notes. The bulk of this collection relates to the new annex construction. This collection is organized into 2 series: 1.General; and 2. Architectural Projects.
|709684||Bureau of Gas and Electricity, City of New York||1974|
|709684||Calendar with Notes||1973|
|709684||Door: Richards-Wilcox (2 folders)||1972|
|709684||Energy Retrofit System||undated|
|691360||Fire Suppression System||1975|
|Specifications and Drawings (4 folders)||1957-1974|
|709684||Lighting and Signs||undated|
|709684||Liquor Licenses and Theatre Permits||1972-1974|
|709684||Power Control Diagrams||1938-1959|
|709684||Descriptions (2 folders)||undated, circa 1959|
|Plans and Diagrams (4 folders)||undated, 1956|
|Freed, Donald. E.: Alterations|
|709684||Agreements and Estimate (Restricted)||1973-1974|
|709684||A-J Contracting (2 folders)||1973-1974|
|709684||Board of Standards and Appeals||1973|
|709684||Donald. E. Freed (2 folders)||1973-1974|
|691360||Department of Buildings, City of New York||1973-1974|
|Fee and Payment (2 folders) (Restricted)||1973-1974|
|709684||Minutes of Construction Meetings||1973-1974|
|Plans and Specifications|
|709684||Door (2 folders)||1973-1974|
|709684||Mechanical Plans (2 folders)||1973-1974|
|709684||Restaurant and Toilets (3 folders)||undated, 1974|
|709684||Site and Floor (2 folders)||1973|
|709684||Reports (2 folders)||1974|
|709684||Specifications (3 folders)||1973-1974|
|Peters, William Wesley: Annex|
|709684||Construction Log Book (2 folders)||1966-1968|
|709684||Contractors (2 folders)||1966-1969|
|709684||Euclid (5 folders)||1966-1967|
|709684||Glenn H. Easton. Jr.||1966|
|709684||Taliesin (4 folders)||1965-1969|
|709684||Department of Buildings, City of New York||1966-1967|
|709684||Minutes of Job Conference||1966|
|709684||Photographs: Stair Tower||1968|
|Levels and Sections (2 folders)||1967|
|Mechanical and Electrical Drawings (5 folders)||1966-1967|
|709684||Project File (2 files)||1965-1966|
|709684||Punch List for Certification of Occupancy||1968|
|709684||Reports (3 folders)||1967-1968|
|709684||Specification: Thannhauser Gallery||1964|
|709684||Waiver of Liens (Restricted)||1968|
|691360||Wright, Frank Lloyd: Original Building: Plans and Specifications (5 folders)||1956-1959|