The Eternal Wright
edited by Sheila Kim-Jamet -- Interior Design, 11/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
Among the hundreds of Frank Lloyd Wright sketches potentially available for posthumous construction, one boasts the most long-lasting appeal. Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation architect Anthony Puttnam and Stievater & Associates Architects have recently completed the Blue-Sky Mausoleum in Buffalo's Forest Lawn Cemetery, a mere three quarters of a century after the project was first imagined.
The monolithic white-granite memorial, originally commissioned by a local businessman, was faithfully executed using drawings, notes, and correspondence. As a consequence, the 24 crypts' piers rise gently with the sloping lawn of the cemetery in a way that's unmistakably Wright.