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Alofsin's "Wright and New York"

 
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Mark Hertzberg



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:13 am    Post subject: Alofsin's "Wright and New York" Reply with quote

I am only 100 pages into it, but I highly recommend Anthony Alofsin's "Wright and New York." I did not realize how much time Wright spent in exile from Taliesin in the City. I knew about the proposed apartments for St. Mark's in the Bouerie which were eventually realized as Price Tower (note that Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer explained to me, though, that the SC Johnson Research Tower was Wright's only realized tap root tower...Price is tied into the foundation of the adjoining office building) but I knew nothing about the proposed mega-church for Guthrie, which sure looks like Beth Sholom 30 years earlier! Each Wright book I read adds to the foundation started with previous readings.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a way, the Cathedral for a Million People is similar to the Mile High Illinois Skyscraper: It would have required obliterating a huge section of Manhattan to accommodate all those people and their means of transportation, just as the Illinois would have decimated the Chicago Loop.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, indeed!
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