Frank Lloyd Wright's Forgotten Glass Skyscrapers

Design News 02.18.13

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New York City's all-glass towers became the standard in the 1950s with the UN building and the Seagram Building. But according to these forgotten plans from 1930, Frank Lloyd Wright would've done it 20 years earlier. He was commissioned to build 3 glass towers around St Mark's, but due to the Depression and waning support from the congregation, the project was abandoned.

In other news, St. Louis's Chipperfield Museum expansion is set to open this summer, and an Etsy seller will take your junk and make it jazzy. See the headlines after the jump.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten Plans For New York’s First All-Glass Towers | Architizer
Chipperfield’s Museum Expansion Set To Finally Open In St. Louis | Architizer
 • Etsy Seller Cappy Sue Will ‘Jazz Up' Your Unwanted Gifts | Huff Post Home 

(Image: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation)

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