Wednesday, June 3, 2009

almost wordless wednesday - Price Tower

The only cantilevered skyscraper designed
by Frank Lloyd Wright and inspired by a tree.
The Price Tower was built in Bartlesville, OK.

4 comments:

Islandgirl said...

THat's just weird.. are the floors level?

Splendid Little Stars said...

That is most interesting. My book club recently read "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan about Wright's love affair with Mamah Cheney. Amazon review starts, "It's a rare treasure to find an historically imagined novel that is at once fully versed in the facts and unafraid of weaving those truths into a story that dares to explore the unanswered questions."
This sent me scurrying to find information about his architecture, his houses, and foundation.
Previously, our book club had read "Devil in the White City" (an historical novel about the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago)which brings in as a character, the young architect F. L. Wright.
On a side note, I grew up in a house built by one of his sons (in Maryland outside DC). It was neither fancy nor Frank Lloyd's style. It was an English tudor.

Waterrose said...

That is a very cool tower...never seen that before. We I get a chance I want to take a picture of the building he designed in Tempe for ASU.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I would be so nervous that it was going to fall on me...

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