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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 05, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Eric last modified Sep 04, 2015

Since launching the Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to build a replica of Frank Lloyd Wright's San Francisco Call Building model to put back at Taliesin, 30% of the goal has been reached! There's still a ways to go and everyone's help is needed to reach it. I thought I'd give PrairieMod readers a peek at the efforts that have already taken place to get this model built. More after the jump... In...




 

 

Call Building 1Since launching the Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to build a replica of Frank Lloyd Wright's San Francisco Call Building model to put back at Taliesin, 30% of the goal has been reached! There's still a ways to go and everyone's help is needed to reach it. I thought I'd give PrairieMod readers a peek at the efforts that have already taken place to get this model built. More after the jump...

In July of 2015, master craftsman, Stafford Norris III and I traveled to New York City to view the original 1940 Call Building model at MoMA. We were graciously welcomed by the museum's staff and ushered into a viewing area where the monumental model stood. After you get over the awe at the size of the model, you quickly start to notice the subtle details that are incorporated into it.

Call Building 2

Call Building 3

Call Building 4

Call Building 5

It truly is a remarkable work of Modern Architecture. Stafford and I spend hours pouring over the piece, taking detailed measurements and lots of reference photos like the ones above. We came away from our visit with a new-found respect for the work that went into building this model 75 years ago and the determination to bring a faithful replica of it to life so it can once again reside at its true home at Taliesin.

If you want to be part of an historic effort to make things "Wright," then please support the fundraising effort by helping us reach our goal. Donate what you can here.

All photos copyright Eric M. O'Malley

 


 

 

 
 
 

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