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    Frank Lloyd Wright Home. Save or Demolish?

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     APizm received permission from the owner to photograph the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Phoenix, Arizona, that is now facing demolition. Wright designed the spiral home in 1952 for his son and his wife, David and Gladys Wright. They have since died, and a developer bought the home in June, according to the New York Times. 'The bottom line is the house needs to be saved. Frank Lloyd Wright was a legendary architect and one of the best to ever design. His works deserve to be preserved for future generations to learn from and inspire creativity in others.'

    The iReporter says the architecture of the home is so thoughtful, one could see how much work Wright put into the design. 'He, almost magically and so gracefully, combines square lines with curves throughout the house. It feels like a really sophisticated roller coaster,' he said.

    You can see more of his photography at his Facebook page, Andrew Pielage Photography.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    That is the question that has been brewing over a house in Arizona that legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright build for his son David and his wife Gladys in 1952.

    With a long spiral entrance that leads you first to sweeping views of picturesque Camelback mountain and then an option to enter the house to your left or continue swirling all the way up to the top deck for 360 degrees of beautiful Scottsdale and the surrounding area. It's also the only residential building Wright designed that uses the same trademark spirals of his New York City masterpiece, the Guggenheim. Filled to the brim with absolutely stunning Philippine mahogany and Wrights "Organic Architecture" it is truly one of the most beautifully built houses the world has seen.

    There are a lot of rumors "swirling" around this house (pun intended) and from what I gather, I think both sides agree the house should be saved. Now they just need to figure out the harder part. Who is gonna pay for it?

    Now its your turn. What do you think? Save or Demolish? And who pays?



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