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2010-07-10 1:32:34 PM  
Interestingly, the only skyscraper design of Wright's is in Bartlesville, OK.
 
2010-07-10 1:33:28 PM  
Here to say Falling Water is the most amazing building ever.
 
2010-07-10 1:34:02 PM  
Interestingly, the only skyscraper design of Wright's is in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
 
2010-07-10 1:34:43 PM  
crap. Fark hiccuped and I farted out a duplicate post.
 
2010-07-10 1:35:37 PM  

Iknhaton: Here to say Falling Water is the most amazing building ever.


Hope it doesn't fall in. The engineers added steel without telling Wright, and it's still not enough.
 
2010-07-10 1:55:47 PM  
Dang... taking the stairs would suck.
 
2010-07-10 1:56:19 PM  
Interestingly, the only skyscraper design of Wright's is in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
 
2010-07-10 1:58:51 PM  
Why is it that so few comparisons of world's tallest structures include the CN Tower? It's pretty farking tall, you know.
 
2010-07-10 1:58:54 PM  
Interestingly, the only skyscraper design of Wright's is in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
 
2010-07-10 2:01:01 PM  
It's good they didn't build this. Wright's buildings have a habit of falling down.
 
2010-07-10 2:01:17 PM  
Interesting, where is the only skyscraper of Wright's design?
 
2010-07-10 2:01:54 PM  
Interestingly, the only skyscraper design of Wright's is in Bartlesville, Okla
 
2010-07-10 2:08:05 PM  
crap. Fark hiccuped and I farted out a duplicate post.
 
2010-07-10 2:12:06 PM  
Surprisingly, the only skyscraper design of Wright's is in Sturgis, MI
 
2010-07-10 2:12:39 PM  

bingethinker: It's good they didn't build this. Wright's buildings have a habit of falling down.


That's what happens when you try to only use 1/2 the amount of structure that should be there.

/His interns would produce two sets of Construction Drawings behind his back. First, they would get shown to him for his "final approval", then they would work the rest of the night to change the drawings to increase the structure/rebar/slab depth before they were sent off in the morning.
 
2010-07-10 2:18:35 PM  
It is an interesting but little known fact that Wright never got around to designing a skyscraper.

/Fark fart
 
2010-07-10 2:26:59 PM  
[image from knol.google.com too old to be available]
 
2010-07-10 2:30:56 PM  
Surprisingly, the only skyscraper design of Wright's is in my pants.
 
2010-07-10 2:36:05 PM  
Surprisingly, Frank Lloyd Wright was, in fact, a skyscraper.
 
2010-07-10 2:43:43 PM  
Looks like the Burj Dubai. Wonder if his was the inspiration or if really tall buildings just all look like that. Except for the termite mound super-building.
 
2010-07-10 2:44:44 PM  
Interestingly, the only skyscraper (new window) design of Wright's is in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
 
2010-07-10 2:50:35 PM  
Say, does anyone know if there is a skyscraper design of Wright's that was built? If so, where is it?
 
2010-07-10 3:01:19 PM  
So long, Frank Lloyd Wright.
I can't believe your song is gone so soon.
I barely learned the tune
So soon
So soon.

I'll remember Frank Lloyd Wright.
All of the nights we'd harmonize till dawn.
I never laughed so long
So long
So long.

CHORUS
Architects may come and
Architects may go and
Never change your point of view.
When I run dry
I stop awhile and think of you

So long, Frank Lloyd Wright
All of the nights we'd harmonize till dawn.
I never laughed so long
So long
So long.
Paul Simon
 
2010-07-10 3:03:26 PM  

deeproy: Say, does anyone know if there is a skyscraper design of Wright's that was built? If so, where is it?


Don't be silly. He never designed anything like that.
 
2010-07-10 3:05:21 PM  
It's a little known fact the only skyscraper design of Wright's is in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
 
2010-07-10 3:06:26 PM  
I think Fark hiccuped a duplicate of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
 
2010-07-10 3:11:33 PM  
Interesting tidbit:
The Sears Tower has higher USABLE space than the Petronas Towers. Petronas is "taller" because they count the decorative spires.
 
2010-07-10 3:15:36 PM  

Iknhaton: Here to say Falling Water is the most amazing building ever.



Indeed. He even "signed" it...

Frank Lloyd Wright
FLLW
F
aLLing Water
 
2010-07-10 3:32:20 PM  
I'm partial to the Dana-Thomas (new window) house myself (not my site)
 
2010-07-10 3:51:03 PM  
In Bartlesville, OK, is the only skyscraper of Wright's design. Interestingly.
 
2010-07-10 3:57:34 PM  
Interestingly, the only skyscraper (new window) design of Wright's is only 35 minutes from me in an exurb of Tulsa: Bartlesville, OK.
 
2010-07-10 3:57:42 PM  

Drakuun: In Bartlesville, OK, is the only skyscraper of Wright's design. Interestingly.


Today, eggs are being dropped from the only skyscraper of Wright's design.

/interestingly enough
 
2010-07-10 4:06:38 PM  
Falling Water is a damp, cold unlivable space. Water condenses on the interior surfaces continuously and it take a full time staff to keep it from turning into a giant mildew experiment.
///Wright was a brilliant designer with one enormous fatal flaw. He never took into account that people would actually have to live in and use his creations. He thought that the spaces should re-make the humans inside and not the other way around.
 
2010-07-10 4:25:16 PM  
And now no building that tall will ever be built.
 
2010-07-10 4:43:07 PM  
I nos where a skyscraper (new window) is
 
2010-07-10 4:49:44 PM  

schattenteufel: Frank Lloyd Wright
FLLW
FaLLing Water



falling water

Halliburton was behind the World Trade centeR

Oh... my.... god!
 
2010-07-10 4:49:47 PM  

JohnAnnArbor:
Hope it doesn't fall in. The engineers added steel without telling Wright, and it's still not enough.


They took it apart and added more steel a few years ago. What no one mentions during the reconstruction process is that Wright designed the house as a summer retreat for a family of three, not for the tens of thousands of visitors it sees every year.

RatOmeter: Interestingly, the only skyscraper design of Wright's is in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.


I'd argue that the Johnson Research Tower is also a skyscraper. And Price Tower is simply the only one of his designs that got built; there are plans for a number of skyscrapers, including one next to St Mark's in Greenwich Village and another on a bluff overlooking Pittsburgh (that one has come close to being built a number of times).
 
2010-07-10 5:17:10 PM  
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Interestingly, Frank Lloyd Wright also designed windshield scrapers.
 
2010-07-10 5:27:09 PM  

Mr. Potatoass: Interestingly, Frank Lloyd Wright also designed windshield scrapers.


Yeah, but they matched the garages he designed. If you park the car somewhere else, you can't use the Wright scraper to get ice off of it. From a design standpoint.
 
2010-07-10 5:33:08 PM  
drawing a building is one thing. Drawing a building that someone can actually build and has a design that has improvements over past design is another.

Making a design that is challenging for someone to actually build should mean you are a shiat architect not a great architect.
 
2010-07-10 6:12:05 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Mr. Potatoass: Interestingly, Frank Lloyd Wright also designed windshield scrapers.

Yeah, but they matched the garages he designed. If you park the car somewhere else, you can't use the Wright scraper to get ice off of it. From a design standpoint.


So Frank Lloyd Wright was the Apple of his day?
 
2010-07-10 6:24:43 PM  
Interestingly, the only skyscraper design of Wright's is in Bartlesville, OK.

This sentence, important for so many reasons, is perhaps most remarkable for being an anagram of "Fark: the only site Gregl, Britain's tiny red penis ogre, syncs with, loves, kills."
 
2010-07-10 7:11:38 PM  

darkvstar: Wright was a brilliant designer with one enormous fatal flaw. He never took into account that people would actually have to live in and use his creations. He thought that the spaces should re-make the humans inside and not the other way around.


Here's a nice, shiny THIS for you. As nice as his creations are to look at, they have a reputation for being a nightmare to maintain.
 
2010-07-10 8:24:51 PM  

darkvstar: Falling Water is a damp, cold unlivable space. Water condenses on the interior surfaces continuously and it take a full time staff to keep it from turning into a giant mildew experiment.
///Wright was a brilliant designer with one enormous fatal flaw. He never took into account that people would actually have to live in and use his creations. He thought that the spaces should re-make the humans inside and not the other way around.


Wait, he made a house modeled after internal organs? I gotta see this place. Link please.
 
2010-07-10 9:06:08 PM  
Awww shiat, tha only muthfarking sky scrapa design of Wright's is in Bartlesvizzle, Oklhaheezy ya biatches.
 
2010-07-10 9:10:37 PM  
Does anyone know anything interesting about Frank Lloyd Wright?
 
2010-07-10 9:22:36 PM  
They should build this instead of that whole freedom tower, never gonna happen bullshiat.
 
2010-07-10 9:31:44 PM  

Corvus: Making a design that is challenging for someone to actually build should mean you are a shiat architect not a great architect.


That's not true at all. Frank Gehry's buildings are fiendishly difficult to draw, but very easy to build because computer rendering allows Gehry's designs to be given directly to the fabricating machines.
 
2010-07-10 9:33:53 PM  

fearmongert: Does anyone know anything interesting about Frank Lloyd Wright?


He could eat an entire turkey in a single sitting.
 
2010-07-10 9:42:45 PM  
What's all this about the Price is Wright?
 
2010-07-10 10:04:01 PM  
bingethinker: It's good they didn't build this. Wright's buildings have a habit of falling down.

Came here to say this. His stuff was beautiful, but there is no way in hell I would want to be anywhere near that tower.
 
2010-07-10 10:09:39 PM  
Dwight_Yeast: They took it apart and added more steel a few years ago. What no one mentions during the reconstruction process is that Wright designed the house as a summer retreat for a family of three, not for the tens of thousands of visitors it sees every year.

That's the excuse the Wright acolytes give, but Falling Water had problems from the start.

Just don't say that out loud at Taliesin West.
 
2010-07-10 10:15:14 PM  

BarryJV: That's the excuse the Wright acolytes give, but Falling Water had problems from the start.


Actually -and I'm a huge fan of Wright's and followed the reconstruction fairly closely- I've never heard any of his acolytes give that as an excuse; The Conservancy itself always pinned the blame on Wright's engineering skills (or lack thereof) as it was a concern of some of the Kaufman family from the beginning.
 
2010-07-10 10:28:25 PM  
I love the old artwork that represents the future, showing plazas, freeways and parking areas with essentially nobody there.
 
2010-07-10 11:20:05 PM  
As buildings get taler the cross sectional proportion of service space in plan also gets larger to a point where it is not practical. Wrights skyscraper would have most of its interior filled with mechanical space and would have difficulty with financial solvency.
 
2010-07-10 11:24:56 PM  
Best Korea could use a Frank Lloyd Wright
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2010-07-10 11:28:48 PM  

maxximillian: Best Korea could use a Frank Lloyd Wright


That tower. I mean, imagine it as a problem. What to do with it if it were stuck in a NORMAL city in a normal country? I imagine it would be bombed off the map and replaced because it's so ugly, and hang the cost because leaving it is a blight on the horizon.
 
2010-07-10 11:32:14 PM  

studebaker hoch: I love the old artwork that represents the future, showing plazas, freeways and parking areas with essentially nobody there.


We have Post Modernism because those areas essentially turned out just like they did in the drawings. Kind of ironic, really.
 
2010-07-10 11:36:21 PM  
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Best Korea has fixed up their Best Hotel.

At least on the outside.
 
2010-07-10 11:36:59 PM  
Why did they include flying cars from the Jetsons in their presentation?
 
2010-07-10 11:40:17 PM  

studebaker hoch: Best Korea has fixed up their Best Hotel.

At least on the outside.


Still a graceless hunk of turd, no matter how much they polish.
 
2010-07-10 11:40:42 PM  

studebaker hoch: Best Korea has fixed up their Best Hotel.

At least on the outside.


HAHA, looks like a dunce cap now.
 
2010-07-10 11:49:04 PM  
They should implode that thing and forget it ever happened.

/now where would they get a bomb big enough?
 
2010-07-11 12:12:10 AM  

studebaker hoch: Best Korea has fixed up their Best Hotel.

At least on the outside.


Is it true that they only put glass on the side that faces the only tourist hotel?
 
2010-07-11 12:17:20 AM  
This one would have leaked as well. And as far as interesting: he ran off with the wife of one of his clients, It's hard to fark the same client twice in architecture. That's what I remember as interesting.
 
2010-07-11 12:38:14 AM  

CAPTIAN SLAPPY: This one would have leaked as well. And as far as interesting: he ran off with the wife of one of his clients, It's hard to fark the same client twice in architecture. That's what I remember as interesting.


Oh, fer realz?
 
2010-07-11 12:45:32 AM  

studebaker hoch: Best Korea has fixed up their Best Hotel.

At least on the outside.


Aomori City in Japan beat them to it with ugly triangles. Not sure who owns it or what it is for, but... damn that is ugly...
 
2010-07-11 12:54:08 AM  
Interesting, Frank Lloyd Wright's biggest project was Paolo Soleri's ego.
 
2010-07-11 1:52:24 AM  
"In 1903, Wright designed a house for Edwin Cheney, a neighbor in Oak Park, and immediately took a liking to Cheney's wife, Mamah Borthwick Cheney. Mamah Cheney was a modern woman with interests outside the home. She was an early feminist and Wright viewed her as his intellectual equal. The two fell in love, even though Wright had been married for almost 20 years. Often the two could be seen taking rides in Wright's automobile through Oak Park, and they became the talk of the town. Wright's wife, Kitty, sure that this attachment would fade as the others had, refused to grant him a divorce. Neither would Edwin Cheney grant one to Mamah. In 1909, even before the Robie House was completed, Wright and Mamah Cheney eloped to Europe; leaving their own spouses and children behind. The scandal that erupted virtually destroyed Wright's ability to practice architecture in the United States." From Wikipedia
 
2010-07-11 2:47:14 AM  
Does anyone know anything interesting about Frank Lloyd Wright?

He was made entirely of quarter-sawn oak from the Welsh forests of Llwnnffwdd.

He was the first man to put lipstick on a tiger's butthole.

He was the first recipient of a full tongue transplant.

He once beat the crap out of Chuck Norris' dad while wearing a short cape of his own design.

His last wife was into Gurdjieff, sometimes several times a day.

He was the last man to put lipstick on a tiger's butthole.

He invented Pez.
 
2010-07-11 9:16:50 AM  

RatOmeter: Interestingly, the only skyscraper design of Wright's is in Bartlesville, OK.


THIS
 
2010-07-11 9:31:22 AM  

StormDawg: Interestingly, the only skyscraper design of Wright's is in Bartlesville, OK.

This sentence, important for so many reasons, is perhaps most remarkable for being an anagram of "Fark: the only site Gregl, Britain's tiny red penis ogre, syncs with, loves, kills."


Wow. That is profound.
 
2010-07-11 10:26:48 AM  
treesloth: Dang... taking the stairs would suck.

Will not be taking the stairs.
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2010-07-11 11:51:11 AM  
Dwight_Yeast: Actually -and I'm a huge fan of Wright's and followed the reconstruction fairly closely- I've never heard any of his acolytes give that as an excuse;

It's the party line at Taliesin West. Where they also insist he invented the hexagonal pencil and the hypocaust. Wonderful place to see, but the guides make it seem more like a cult than a school of architecture.
 
2010-07-11 12:44:02 PM  
The Korean hotel needs water slides down the sides.
 
2010-07-11 2:43:39 PM  
Hate it when they include the pole at the top in the calculation. The "Freedom Tower" is not going to be the World's third largest skyscraper. If I hold a 10 foot pole above my head, that doesn't make the world's tallest human.
 
2010-07-12 11:46:00 AM  

fearmongert: Does anyone know anything interesting about Frank Lloyd Wright?


He was born with a condition in which he had no hair follicles whatsoever. All his hair was artificial.
 
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