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Geeze, cut the guy a break...  his house lasted for 70 years without repair,
and there are other buildings of the era with less innovative structures
that are also overstressed because of the approximate methods that were
used. 

Wright's innovations have had a resounding impact on the philosophy of
today's Architectural Community.  The Prairie style was his trademark and he
made connections to nature that were far ahead of his time. Architecturally
he was a great innovator.  A little nuts maybe, but a great innovator.

Consider also that it was a different era.  Architects were more like
engineers than they are today.

So, as a resident of both Western PA and Chicago ("Wright Country") I
approve.



 






-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Bryson [mailto:mbryson(--nospam--at)NYASE.com]
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 10:51 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Frank Lloyd Wright 


Didn't his Falling Water house recently require extensive repairs? Also
I think there was a story (maybe on this list previously) where he
disregarded the engineer's design and put considerably less rebar in the
cantilever beams which then severely cracked immediately after being
built.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kestner, James W. [mailto:jkestner(--nospam--at)somervilleinc.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 6:57 AM
To: SEAINT
Subject: Frank Lloyd Wright 

Many Architects think Frank Lloyd Wright was a true visionary who could
do no wrong. What is your opinion of him and his accomplishments?

A light discussion topic for a Friday......

Jim K.

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