Along with hairspray, tupperware, and cat litter, the United States gave birth to the skyscraper. It's the one architectural idiom we've managed to spread the world 'round, to the acclaim of some and dismay of others. Frank Lloyd Wright, perhaps America's most well-know architect, built just one. Oddly enough, the only Frank Lloyd Wright skyscraper in the world is in the small town of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Price Tower now houses a local community art center, a museum, and a small inn. According to the Price Tower website, "Wright took his inspiration for the cantilevered design from a tree"-- no wonder the upper level balcony also claims host to a massive swam of wasps. Thankfully I survived without a sting, but I did manage to play with some Lincoln Logs on my way out. Frank's son, Jon L. Wright, invented the favored children's toy in 1916. Another highlight: the building also contains three specially designed octagonal elevators.
Frank Lloyd Wright's son Jon L. Wright invented Lincoln logs in 1916.
Triangles have three sides and three angles. :-)
The building's unique octagonal elevator, one of three.
A "copyrighted" Frank Lloyd Wright mural. I was chastised by the guard for taking this pic.
Frank Lloyd Wright custom designed angular office furniture