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chen1947



Joined: 16 Jun 2019
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:15 pm    Post subject: Price Tower Reply with quote

Im a collector of Price Tower related items. If anyone has anything related to Price Tower for sale, please let me know. If anyone is interstered in seeing part of my collection, let me know and I will post some pictures.
Many thanks - Tony
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SDR



Joined: 17 Jun 2006
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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Chen. If you're a Price Tower specialist, perhaps you can identify and place this diagonal window, revealed (to me) only today, in a photo contributed by Wright photographer Dave Anderson.

Where in the building is this view found ? Anybody ?




photo © Dave Anderson
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DRN



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
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Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The diamond shaped window is located on the ground floor, north side facing the business parking lot. The space was leased in the 1950's-1970's to a local public utility...there was even a drive-up payment window planned or in place at one point.
See this linked pic:
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g51191-d650068-i266835278-Price_Tower_Arts_Center-Bartlesville_Oklahoma.html
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chen1947



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you I was about to post the same response in photo.

Mr. Price requested a circular window after construction had begin, Wright refused saying something to the extent that there will be no circles in his building. The diamond shape window was a compromise.

The photo itself is interesting! Do you happen to know when it was taken?
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chen1947



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The drive up payment window was located where the gift shop is now. You used to be able to drive your car through that section but it now has glass on both sides.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to both. That looks like a standard aluminum sash. 45º is an odd choice for this building, as is the shape; I would have thought Mr Wright would go for square. Too "square" for this hip building ?

Do we know that this rectangle, at this angle, was Wright's choice ?

Mr Anderson does not provide dates with his photos---unfortunately.

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chen1947



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im not sure if it was his choice but I would have thought so.

Does Mr. Anderson have any other photos of Price Tower?
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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff T is going to send a clip of a plan drawing that specifies a round window, 2'-6" r (or d ?)...

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