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Imperial Hotel Tokyo (帝国ホテル 東京)

The great shame of Tokyo's Imperial Hotel and the foolish decision to demolish their renowned building by Frank Lloyd Wright. What seemed a burden in 1969 would be a valuable asset today.

Alfonso was brought in last minute to work with Wright developing figures for the Midway Garden, sort of a contemporary open air entertainment center/beer hall. Ironically, the structure lasted only 15 years and was bulldozed. The statues became a point of contention, Wright claiming he originated the designs alone.

Midway Ballroom in Cedar Lake was destroyed by fire but it was originally called Midway Gardens- photo is from 1935.

Alfonso was brought in last minute to work with Wright developing figures for the Midway Garden, sort of a contemporary open air entertainment center/beer hall. Ironically, the structure lasted only 15 years and was bulldozed. The statues became a point of contention, Wright claiming he originated the designs alone.

frank lloyd wright Midway Gardens | Female Sprite holding triangle moved to summer gardens FLW designed it to be inside winter gardens