Tour the Tower!
Now you can visit the landmark Research Tower and the Executive Offices in Frank Lloyd Wright's S.C. Johnson Administration Building, and more, with Off the Map Chicago.
The tower, long-closed to the public, has opened for tours. It is the most revolutionary design of Wright's Johnson Wax project.
If you've visited Oak Park, where Wright developed his early landmark Prairie style, and seen the Robie House and Unity Temple, let us take you on a unique architectural journey to Racine for a tour of the stellar architecture Frank Lloyd Wright created for Hib Johnson, chairman of Johnson Wax Company, in 1938.
We'll pick you up in Chicago and along the way to Racine, fill in the architectural details of Wright's work in Chicago and Oak Park that led to his groundbreaking work for Johnson in Racine. You'll go on a tour of the Tower, the S.C. Johnson Administration Building, and then enjoy a private visit at Wingspread, the spectacular home Wright designed for Hib Johnson after the company chairman told the architect he loved his new office building so much, he wanted to sleep there.[Tours of Wingspread are as available due to Johnson Foundation scheduling.]
And there's more. After our visit, we'll stop for lunch, and then drive back to Chicago through the beautiful North Shore suburbs along Lake Michigan, where your host, architectural commentator Larry Simon, will share with you some of his favorite works of Wright and Oak Park Wright Studio associate John van Bergen, including Wright's 1915 Ravine Bluff's subdivision featuring his only built bridge, as well as the first Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie House. Larry will also share some of his favorite, and rarely-seen, examples of mid-century domestic architecture.
For more information on this amazing full day architectural journey exploring the world of Frank Lloyd Wright and mid-century Chicago architects, call Larry at +1 847 951 5521, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.