Thursday, April 07, 2005

Frank Lloyd Wright on eBay

If you have a spare USD10 million and you're looking for a development,you might consider bidding on a mouldering Frank Lloyd Wright hotel in Mason City Iowa. If you're interested, you can view it here on eBay. (Although you can't bid for it there, as this story explains.)

And while on the subject of Frank, you may have heard about the bureacracy who looks after Fallingwater, his finest work, who screamed a couple of years ago that their own poor maintenance over the years had made the place ready to collapse and consequently urgently needed repairs, and taxpayer money to do so (well, they may not have mentioned their poor maintenance).

Anyway, those repairs are now finished, and despite the money thay've banked over the years from visitors to the site, they're now screaming about the garden taking over.

Anyone got some pruning shears they can lend them?

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Blogger visioneerwindows said...

yes - I was there in 2001, and it seems a two-faced business was going on, as the soliciting blurb was a wee bit different than the explanation given those of us visiting the place - namely it really wasn't 'about to fall down', but the trustees wanted to shore up for 'eventualities' I believe they called it...

4/08/2005 03:30:00 pm  

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