Today, Phoenix Business Journal’s photo editor, Jim Poulin, came out to capture some shots of our solar panels at Taliesin West.
The solar panels are part of our pioneering initiative integrating sustainable energy at Taliesin West. The goal of the groundbreaking effort is to transform the entire National Historic Landmark site into a “net zero” energy customer—producing as much energy as it consumes annually—while maintaining the historic and architectural integrity of the site.
You can watch a live feed of our energy savings here: https://easyview.auroravision.net/easyview/index.html?entityId=1312346
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This morning, the name of the buyer of the David and Gladys Wright House became public. The buyer is Zachary Rawling, from Las Vegas. You can read the story in this morning’s Phoenix Business Journal here.
As a rain storm blows over Phoenix, snow remains on the McDowell peaks at Taliesin West. Photo by our Graphic Design Fellow Nick Abele.
Taliesin West will be open on Martin Luther King Day for tours starting at 9 a.m.
The David Wright house has been saved!
Please, if you live in the Phoenix area, show support.
The City Council meeting to vote on landmark preservation for the David and Gladys Wright House is tonight at 5pm. The meeting is at City of Phoenix City Council Chambers at 200 W. Jefferson, Phoenix AZ. Strong community attendance will help show deep backing for designation and demolition protection.
Just two weeks after realtor Robert Joffe found an anonymous buyer for the David and Gladys Wright house in Phoenix, he’s back to the drawing board. (more)
“Does the house deserve landmark status? Yes. This place needs to be preserved,” he said. “But when three Wright granddaughters sell it for $2.8 million, for me to carry the cross for Frank Lloyd Wright, that’s not fair.”
In Arizona, where ownership rights are strong, granting a property landmark status shields it from development or destruction for only three years. So if the Council approves the request, something else might happen, Mr. Sells said.
“I’ll move in, invite everybody to come in and take their pictures, and I’m going to wait three years,” he said, interlacing his fingers behind his neck as he slouched on the orange cushions of the master bedroom’s seating area. “Then I’m going to knock it down to recoup my losses.”