With little notice and zero fanfare, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed space disappeared from Midtown Manhattan late last month, and architecture fans are only just now taking notice, thanks to an article in Crain’s New York Business.
The one-time disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright forged a design philosophy that valued low-footprint building and resource conservation, an antithesis to Wright's Broadacre plan and Eichler's suburban sprawl.
Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes languish on the market in Marin and Contra Costa counties. Their prices have been slashed but even in this hot real estate market nobody's biting. That's because buying a Frank Lloyd Wright means buying into an unending project.
The San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design announced more than a year ago that it had found a permanent home in the American Industrial Center, a former can factory that still looms on Third Street in Dogpatch. But it's taken a while to complete the move. Finally, though, the museum has a hard opening date.