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Frank Lloyd Wright's Forgotten Glass Skyscrapers — Design News 02.19.13

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by Tara Bellucci last modified Feb 18, 2013

New York City's all-glass towers became the standard in the 1950s with the UN building and the Seagram Building. But according to these forgotten plans from 1930, Frank Lloyd Wright would've done it 20 years earlier. He was commissioned to build 3 glass towers around St Mark's, but due to the Depression and waning support from the congregation, the project was abandoned. In other news, St. Louis's Chipperfield Museum expansion is set to open this summer, and an Etsy seller will take your junk and make it jazzy. See the headlines after the jump. More






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