Hard-to-Believe Non-TV Story of the Day: Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed House — Called by NY Times Architecture Critic ‘One of Wright’s Great Works’ — in Danger of Being Destroyed This Week. Design Resembles Look of Wright’s Guggenheim Museum

Oct 3, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A developer in Phoenix wants to raze a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright — and called by The New York Times architecture critic "one of Wright’s great works" — by tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, unless someone buys the house, The New York  Times reports.

The design of the house — on the outside — resembles Wright’s famous design of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Here’s a picture of the house The Times ran with its story:

wright-house-phoenix.jpgThe house was designed by Wright for his son, David, and was built 60 years ago, in 1952.

A developer bought the house in June of this year for $1.8 million, and "is looking to clear $2.2 million from any sale," the report says.

The developer, a company called 8081 Meridian, claims it has a demolition permit to raze the house.

According to the story, Phoenix "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. [The developer] maintains that the permit is legal and that it expires on Thursday."

To read a lot more details about the house and how it came to be that a developer bought it to tear down, please click on the link to The Times story, above.

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