Saturday, June 19, 2010

Monochrome Weekend - Price Tower, Frank Lloyd Wright


Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  The tallest structure designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Detail of Price Tower.  The Price Tower is a nineteen story, 221 foot high tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is the only realized skyscraper by Wright. The Price Tower was commissioned by Harold C. Price of the H. C. Price Company, a local oil pipeline and chemical firm. It opened to the public in February 1956. Bartlesville is also home to the Phillips Petroleum Company, now merged with Conoco.


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6 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

The Price Tower was one of my favorites for a long time. I was a kid living in Price, UT when I first heard about it so I thought, in my know it all kid way, that it had some connection with the town.

Great photographs.

Serge Cornillet said... [Reply to comment]

Is it the Babel Tour! Nice monochrome, I like the design!
Nice to see U again at my blog, have a nice wkd!
Serge

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

I visited the Price Tower in 1970. It is a very quirky little building. Elevators are triangular shaped and tucked into corners. There is little room for more than three people per car. The distance between floors is minimal, which is why the building is just over 200' tall. It sat vacant for many years because much of the furniture was custom built-in and it would have been too costly to renovate. I believe bringing the building into compliance with modern building codes, without destroying the integrity of the design would be nearly impossible. Thanks for sharing a great building.
Wright did design one other office tower, the Johnson Wax headquarters, in Racine, Wisconsin. It is a 14 story structure.

tossan® said... [Reply to comment]

Great photos that also make urban poetry with style. I like it!

Dragonstar said... [Reply to comment]

These days that wouldn't qualify as a really tall building! It's nicely decorated, and makes great patterns.

Serendipity said... [Reply to comment]

What an interesting building! It looks great in monochrome.