The Point Of It

From pointed toes to pointed comments, Judy has challenged us to post photos or words that illustrate “the point”.

The Marin County Civic Center’s slender 172-foot spire was originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to serve as an exhaust outlet for the furnace and as a radio tower. New technology made the antenna obsolete and the ventilation duct remains.

  4 comments for “The Point Of It

  1. June 12, 2019 at 9:18 AM

    A spire to inspire. I love how Wright’s architecture served a binary purpose: as functional and aesthetic. Wright could have taken the easy way out and designed something that served the main purpose he was asked to fulfill by the people paying him. But his artistic integrity begged him to ask for more, from himself and his work. The result is something that is and will always be timeless.

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    • June 13, 2019 at 9:47 AM

      I agree with your observations on FLW, Jose. Even his drawings for magazine covers and murals were far ahead of his time (and ours).
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  2. June 6, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Wow! Without leaving home county. Looks like Hong Kong

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    • June 6, 2019 at 5:34 PM

      It does have that Asian influence from this POV, but then again FLW did a lot of work in Japan.

      I just read an interesting article about his work in the realm of Science Fiction. Among other things, he designed the flying saucer in the classic movie, ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’.
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