Sunday, February 10, 2013
I bet you are wondering what this is. When I was in Scottsdale on Friday, I stopped on the corner of Frank Lloyd Wright and Scottsdale Road to see if I could get close the the Frank Lloyd Wright designed spire that commands attention at the corner. Turns out I could get close. I could (and did) walk right up to it in a small park setting complete with sculptures and fountains. This spire was part of the plans that FLW created for an Arizona State Capitol building project back in 1957. The plans were speculative and had never been solicited by the state and were never used. You can see a photo of the model of the building here. In 2004, architecture students at Taliesin West constructed this spire for this corner on the street named after the 'master'.
One of these days I need to get there at night to get some shots. It is illuminated from inside at night.