Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)
St. Mark’s Tower, East Village, New York, 1929 (Un-built)
William Norman Guthrie was a “radical” rector who ran weird events in his church, such as Egyptian Sun God Dances. Frank Lloyd Wright worked with Guthrie to propose this complex of apartment towers to surround (and dwarf) the historic St. Mark’s church. The floors of the towers were intended to radiate from a concrete “trunk” like the branches of a tree.