Home > Oklahoma! > The Price Tower

The Price Tower

April 9th, 2006

[The Price Tower]

The Price Tower in Bartlesville, OK, is the only skyscraper built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Commissioned by Harold C. Price and completed in 1956, the Tower celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Wright called his tower “the tree that escaped the crowded forest”, because it was originally conceived for New York City, but was built in the Oklahoma prairie instead.

The building design actually resembles a tree, with all the 19 floor slabs departing from a central “trunk” structure like cantilevered “branches”, and the walls hanging from the ceiling like curtains, or “leaves”.

The Price Tower is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the most significant examples of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture.

The Price Tower photo comes from Lost Tulsa, a photoblog that covers abandoned or restored places and structures around Tulsa. Some are significant for their style or representation of an era, some are significant to the author, due to what they represented to him in the past.
Thank you Tom!

Categories: Oklahoma!
Comments are closed.