Saving Taliesin

Frank Lloyd Wright felt that buildings should be a natural circumstance of the land. But how can his materpieces be saved from nature?

November 12, 2002, 1:00 PM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


"The hill around which Wright wrapped the sprawling home and studio is shifting. Walls are sagging because of pressure from expanding tree roots. Stone walkways are sinking, while patio bricks are tilting upward.Saving Taliesin may cost as much as $60 million, said James E. Goulka, president and chief executive officer of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation."

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