Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Crystal City – Frank Lloyd Wright

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Featured here before, yes, but The Washington Post has just recently featured what the Prairie Mod blog calls “one of the most famous missed architectural opportunities of the 20th century”: Frank Lloyd Wright's 1940 design for America's capital which he named Crystal Heights (or Crystal City) – a project killed by town planners.

Read all about it here.

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2 Comments:

OpenID robincapper said...

Or would have been another Brasilia?

Nice concept, stunning execution (in part) but in reality does it work?

8/20/2009 01:47:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

Does it work, Robin. No it doesn't -- it was never built.

But would it have worked? Yes, I believe it would.

8/26/2009 07:01:00 pm  

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