Article: Chair stolen from Price Tower

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DavidC
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Article: Chair stolen from Price Tower

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Post by dtc »

It's not like you can slip that chair under your coat, and and out the door.

Guess they will need a guard in the lobby from now on.

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Post by ZacharyMatthews »

I'd bet the exterior fire stairs to the first floor was the route taken. That would be a heavy move of 19 floors, almost wonder if they tied it off with rope and lowered it down to street level accomplice. I can see someone from the Tower tour staying behind on the 19th floor (oops, i must have missed the elevator) then hide a few hours and do the caper. a damn shame.

Zach

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Post by shuamort »

There's also a hotel in the building. I'd guess if one has big enough luggage and can disassemble the chair, it might be easy to sneak it out of the building. I'd be surprised though if one could just traverse between the floors unnoticed.

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Post by DRN »

I guess the staff will need to be on the alert for guests staying one or two nights arriving and departing with steamer trunks....or persons carrying ropes and wearing black Ninja costumes on the stair at night.

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Post by Roderick Grant »

If you put a steamer trunk in one of those tiny elevators, would there still be enough room for a person?
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Post by Jeff Myers »

Those elevators are hard to fit luggage and 2 people inside.
A steamer trunk would be difficult unless you can get another
elevator down at the same time as the other one. I was thinking,
they likely were disguised as workers and took it out saying it needed
to be restored.
I remember one time I was there they were lugging a curtain or
rug up up to the one of the top floors using the elevator.
I remember that it was a very tight fit for them and that was fabric.
JAT
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Chair has been found!

Post by SpringGreen »

PrairieMod reports the chair from the Price Tower has been found:
http://www.prairiemod.com/prairiemod/20 ... t-pay.html

And, if you follow links available through the PrairieMod site, the perpetrator stole another piece of Frankonalia last year.
"The building as architecture is born out of the heart of man, permanent consort to the ground, comrade to the trees, true reflection of man in the realm of his own spirit." FLLW, "Two Lectures in Architecture: in the Realm of Ideas".

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Post by jmcnally »

That kills my theory. I would have thought only a woman hotel guest would have a suitcase big enough to conceal a chair.

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Post by ZacharyMatthews »

This is the stolen haul, 2 triangular ash trays from the Price Tower, The Price Tower secretarial chair (one of only two with a swivel base) The cherokee red gate from H.C Price Jr. home (Hillside) The galvanized metal lamp was also stolen from Hillside but has no Wright pedigree, just a simple lamp the home owners had wired alongside the garage Image

Zach

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Post by jmcnally »

Do you know if they have a motive in mind yet? It sounds like he has been "collecting" for more than a year, so he wasn't filling orders.

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Post by DRN »

The perpetrator should get the chair for this. ;)

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Post by DavidC »

Hahahahaha ..... very good ........


David

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