If Frank Lloyd Wright Had Designed A Bus Shelter, Here’s What It Might Look Like


Frank Lloyd Wright was known for many accomplishments. He designed more than 1,100 buildings and homes. His masterpieces included the Guggenheim Museum and the Marin County Civic Center. He developed the theory “form and function are one.”

All well and good, but did he ever design a bus shelter?

Evidence points to that glaring omission from Wright’s body of work. However, SC Johnson is honoring Wright as part of its sponsorship of the Chicago Architecture Biennial with a Wright-inspired bus shelter.

You can find this unique public transportation homage to Wright on East Lake Street between North State Street and North Wabash Avenue. The shelter includes a model of the Racine, WI-based SC Johnson Administration Building and Research Tower. Replicas of the famous office chairs designed by Wright are also included.

The Wright-inspired bus shelter will be on display through January 3, 2016.

Author: Bill Motchan

Bill Motchan is a writer and photographer, and a former resident of the West Loop. He can be reached at bill@ChicagoArchitecture.org.

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