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The Dallas Theater Center, on the other hand, is a concrete building, according to Storrer ...
The gunite used at the Guggenheim is a dry mix in which water is introduced at the nozzle which allows more time to work the concrete and for work to start and stop without problems of cold joints...(as opposed to shotcrete which is an already wet mix sprayed into or onto formwork).
https://www.guggenheim.org/blogs/checkl ... guggenheim
A pic of Wright at the site with raw concrete being painted:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/ ... 132535844/
https://www.archdaily.com/874207/the-58 ... seum-photo
I had figured they were some element in the lower level auditorium that I have never been inside. Steiner has a set of construction photos of the lower level, but I'm not seeing a direct match:
The idea of the church was aborted in the sense that the entire south side--the vast parking terraces and outdoor chapel--were never built. The church was meant to be a kind of drive-in theater during nicer weather, just as the Marin County buildings border on the idea of a suburban shopping mall.
Neither, obviously, was anywhere close to Wright at his best.
The community church was not a failure of a Wright design, rather it is a failure of the clients budget, city, and contractor. It still is a gem but Wright was none to pleased with it because the work of art it was to be was tampered by the one who oversaw it being built.
Look to the Price Tower, Beth Shalom, Guggenheim, Ann Pfeiffer chapel as examples of great contractor/architect relationship.
The Price Tower had Haskell Culwell as the contractor, he also contracted on Beth Shalom too. Just thought to throw that note in.
These are just my opinions. I have researched some of WrightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s designs and developed this opinion based on what I have seen scratched in on the plans.