Price Tower


by Frank Lloyd Wright in Bartlesville, Oklahoma!

“Flowers on the prarie where the June bugs zoom,
Plen’y of air and plen’y of room,
Plen’y of room to swing a rope!
Plen’y of heart and plen’y of hope.”

If you think of Wright hugging the prairie, then this building is, as they say about dance

the vertical expression of a horizontal idea.

Exhibition on Price Tower opening soon at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

it will includ photographs, parts of the highly designed building, and orginal desks, chairs, tables and textiles, all designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

And get this, in the exhibition the platforms on which Frank Lloyd Wright’s furniture will stand has been designed by Zaha Hadid and Office of Zaha Hadid, London.

Also in the show are drawings by Zaha Hadid for an addition to the Price Tower Arts Center.

That project seems to have been back-burnered a bit. The Price Tower Arts Center website doesn’t make a big deal of it, I wasn’t able to find the drawings on the website, and they have not yet started their capital campaign to build the addition. Plus they have no firm start date for it. But they say they do plan to build

Zaha’s folly.

By the way, even if you admire Zaha’s work, and who doesn’t, her homepage is over the top too much a trip.


song lyrics by the great Oscar Hammerstein II

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