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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 04, 2012 01:04 AM
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by Eric last modified Oct 03, 2012

The New York Times has reported some startlingly and upsetting news associated with the embattled David and Gladys Wright House in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, AZ. Apparently, the house could be lost as early as this Thursday. Read more on this stunning story after the jump... As stated in the article: "The threatened deadline derives from a demolition permit that a staff member in the city development office issued to him and his partner,...




 

 

Picture 4The New York Times has reported some startlingly and upsetting news associated with the embattled David and Gladys Wright House in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, AZ. Apparently, the house could be lost as early as this Thursday. Read more on this stunning story after the jump...

As stated in the article:

"The threatened deadline derives from a demolition permit that a staff member in the city development office issued to him and his partner, Steve Sells, despite the fact that other city officials had flagged the house to ensure no permit would be issued.

Planning authorities learned of the permit and voided it after the demolition company the developer had hired, concerned about razing a Wright house, called to check that the permit was valid. Mr. Hoffman maintains that the permit is legal and that it expires on Thursday.

It may be that the demolition threat is being used as leverage to drive up the price to be paid by preservationists. Having just bought the house for $1.8 million, Mr. Hoffman said 8081 Meridian is looking to clear $2.2 million from any sale, and has so far rejected a cash offer floated several weeks ago from an anonymous, out-of-state Wright lover. This prospective buyer promised a little over $2 million, according to the realtor representing him."

Shocking and shameless to say the least.

You'll want to read the entire article here to get even more info on this increasingly desperate situation. People...we can't loose this one to such unbridled greed. Please find out how you can help support the preservation effort here.

Image credit Scott Jarson



 

 

 
 
 

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