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    Default Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water is 75

    Fantastic feature on Falling Water on the AIA website HERE



    With a great Interactive Graphic showing the problems that have had to be overcome to stop it falling in to the river, including the fact that it dropped 1 3/4" as soon as the cantilevered terraces construction supports were removed!!

    And a slideshow of new photos

    It's amazing that it is still standing and fantastic that it has been preserved. I must get over to see it some time.
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    I was there about 20 years ago. Really a cool house.
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    L4P cruise to falling water? One upcoming Sunday can work. Should be a nice drive.

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    he wouldn't have lasted 5 years as an architect in this day and age. he would have been sued into oblivion for all the mistakes that he made.

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    You can't deny him credit for the works of art he designed.

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    there's some really good videos of this structure on the tube

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicko View Post
    he wouldn't have lasted 5 years as an architect in this day and age. he would have been sued into oblivion for all the mistakes that he made.
    True. His first job would have finished him!

    But the same is true for many of the early greats, many of Le Corbusier's buildings leaked like a sieve.
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    Took a tour of the house a few years ago, magnificent.

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    I really want to go and see this house in person soon!
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    Been there and a few other FLW homes around the area. Still very creative and nice house.
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