Top 10 Architecture Controversies Of 2012
December 17, 2012
Frank Lloyd Wright house threatened with demolition, multiple times
It was a happy story: A house built by Frank Lloyd Wright for his son in Phoenix, Arizona, was rescued from demolition in the hands of a greedy developer when a mystery buyer scooped up the house for $2.4 million. Until it wasn’t. The house’s would-be knight in shining armor ended up backing out of the deal. Now the house faces the wrecking ball if it can’t find a buyer or get historic landmark status ASAP.