SC Johnson HQ and Lab

To control SPAM, you must now be a registered user to post to this Message Board.

EFFECTIVE 14 Nov. 2012 PRIVATE MESSAGING HAS BEEN RE-ENABLED. IF YOU RECEIVE A SUSPICIOUS DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS AND PLEASE REPORT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION.

This is the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy's Message Board. Wright enthusiasts can post questions and comments, and other people visiting the site can respond.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, *-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time they see fit.
Post Reply
Tim
Posts: 324
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:52 pm

SC Johnson HQ and Lab

Post by Tim »

We visited yesterday. Having been unable to work out the timing these past 25 years, it was a real pleasure.

My son's comments (15 yo) ...

What he got really right, he got very right! Examples were the entrance/"car port", the main work space, and the lab spaces.

But he was so stubborn (egotistical?) that he got so very important things very wrong. Examples were the ceiling in the main work space (leaking) and the stair case in the lab (why so tediously small ... the elevator was marginal ... driving people to use the stairs ... we speculated).


To an aspiring engineer (my son), FLW is both inspirational (genius, yes) and a cautionary tale (arrogant to the point of blindness, probably).

SDR
Posts: 19135
Joined: Sat Jun 17, 2006 11:33 pm
Location: San Francisco

Post by SDR »

Aha. A blossoming realist, able to separate the two sides of Wright's persona -- and the good from the questionable. Shake his hand for me, please . . .

S

Post Reply