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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Price Tower

UNESCO World Heritage Nominee
Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower

Because we have stayed here I received a email about this event. Located in Bartlesville, OK. (70 miles from Ponca City, Okla.).  It is the only skyscraper that Frank Lloyd Wright built but it is nothing less than genius.

"This geometry was the first of its type to be used, replacing the designs of a conventional steel frame. 
The hollow concrete spine contains the all the building's plumbing, elevators, and air-conditioning systems and breaks the structure into four quadrants.  Three of the quadrants were designed to be used as office spaces, and the remaining quadrant for duplex apartments.  The vertical central core absorbs the weight of each successive floor, similar to how a trunk supports the branches of a tree."

Sleeping area
Everything is small scale but it lacks for nothing.

The dinning room is called the Copper Room
I suppose that was a no brainer since the bar is solid copper. The food was wonderful and the view is great. We stayed her two times while I was writing the book and if it were closer I would go back in a minute. Hope they get the award.




Nancy said...

Looks like a great place to stay. Wright has some wonderful designs!

Debbie said...

what a beautiful place!!! well designed and a nice layout!!!!

Mari said...

It looks beautiful! Very interesting design.

Lady Di Tn said...

Another place to put on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing . Peace

Granny Annie said...

I live near Bartlesville and have been to and from Bartlesville a million times and never knew about this place.