Completed in 1956, the Price Tower in Bartlesville, Okla... - Secret World

510 S Dewey Ave, Bartlesville, OK 74003, Stati Uniti

by Jules Verne


Completed in 1956, the Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma is the first and only realized high-rise design project by the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Designed as the headquarters for Harold C. Price of the H.C. Price Company, a local oil pipeline and chemical firm, the Price Tower is a departure from the prescribed style of Wright.The idea for the Price Tower was conceptualized as a tree such that there was one supporting, organizational system - the core - that fed into the rest of the floors .Wright nicknamed the building the “the tree that escaped the crowded forest” that was not only a play on his concept, but a reference to a high-rise building that Wright had designed for Manhattan, yet was never built.