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One would hope $215,000 goes a little further in hyper inflation prone Iran than it does here. I'm supposing the work is primarily structural stabilization.
I'm sending some screen captures I made some time ago from a Google Earth search for the Palace to SDR for posting. There appear to be out-buildings in addition to the expected gatehouse on the estate that have a TAA-ness to them.
Link to another Pearl Palace thread:
http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... arl+Palace
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Lonnie's book "Growing Up Wright" has some interesting information about the Pearl Palace. Wes Peters was in Iran for extended periods of time during construction and wrote to Don Lovness regularly. One telegram to Don was an appeal to raise a considerable amount of money on short notice (unrelated to the work in Iran, but directly related to to his ongoing financial problems back home). Another time Wes had hired a small aircraft and took aerial photos of the nearly-complete palace. He sent one to Don, marking areas where the planned lakes would be around the buildings. He wanted Don's advice about the best way to keep the water clear (since there was little inflow or outflow to these man-made lakes). A chemical engineer, Don had advised Taliesin for years about water treatments for the lake below Taliesin. Copper Sulfate kept that big pond clear of weeds, as can be seen in the photos of the Taliesin pirate parties during the '60s (also in the book). See images at the photo gallery, www.growingupwright.com