Restoring the World’s Only Frank Lloyd Wright Planetarium

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Paul Ringstrom
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Restoring the World’s Only Frank Lloyd Wright Planetarium

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Roderick Grant
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Re: Restoring the World’s Only Frank Lloyd Wright Planetarium

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Not that it would be revelatory, but has any interior photograph of the planetarium been published? I've never seen it. Perhaps it's hard to get a definitive photographic view of the interior of a sphere.

Randolph C. Henning
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Re: Restoring the World’s Only Frank Lloyd Wright Planetarium

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I have always found it very curious that Wright located the entirely interior focused planetarium at the end of the Science and Cosmography building complex that had the best panoramic view of Lake Hollingsworth on campus.

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Re: Restoring the World’s Only Frank Lloyd Wright Planetarium

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My theory is Wright liked the outward form of the dome as a terminus to the very long and flat science building.

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