The Price Tower is Frank Lloyd Wight's tallest building -- at 19 floors -- constructed of copper and concrete. Besides designing this architectural and engineering achievement, Wright designed built-in furniture, free-standing furniture, fixtures, textiles, and decorative artwork.
The Price Tower Arts Center now occupies the lower two-stories, and the top three floors of the building have been restored to their original 1956 appearance, including replacement of furnishings and replication of original draperies and upholstery fabrics. Tours are conducted daily to these floors, or by special appointment.
Now, also, the Copper Bar + Restaurant has opened, and a 19-room hotel -- the Inn at Price Tower -- allows guests to fully experience Wright’s design.
Whether you go or not, Prairie Skyscraper: Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower, traces the history and evolution of Wright's restored nineteen-story-skyscraper masterwork, which takes its place beside the S.C. Johnson Wax Research Tower as one of Wright's only two vertical structures - and, at 221 feet tall - his largest. Built as a multi-use skyscraper in 1956, the building is now a luxury hotel and arts center, featuring collections of the works of Bruce Goff and Frank Lloyd Wright, and soon a new museum facility designed by Zaha Hadid. Now, with all-new color photography, we are given access to this extraordinary architectural gem and the Wright-designed furnishings custom made for it.
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