ANGLO AMERICA-U S A/Wisconsin-Racine

WORLD FAMOUS BUILDINGS

From 'http://www.greatbuildings.com'. Racine County 2003 Visitors Guide. http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/fa267/architec.htm

 

SC Johnson Wax Research Tower
   
1525 Howe Street, Racine, Wisconsin



 
Architect by Frank Lloyd Wright, completed in 1950. One of the tallest buildings ever built on the cantilever principle-which is similar to the roof,trunk and branch system of a tree and allows the tower to appear suspended in air. Tower rises 46.63 meters into the air. At ground level, it is supported by a base only 3.96 meters across at the narrowest point. Depth of the foundation is 16.46 meters.Tower is connected directly to the second floor of the Administration Building. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 17 May 2003.

 

SC Johnson Wax Administration Building
   
1525 Howe St. Racine, Wisconsin



 Architect by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936-39 for corporate offices. Construction system is precast concrete and brick of Modern style. Unique structural expression in open hall, tower with rounded corners. Built in 1944, designed on 1936 for factory. Last building was designed by John Lloyd Wright. Design was 'tailor-made' to meet the needs of the company and employees. Photo by Byunguhn Yu on 17 May 2003.

 

SC Johnson Golden Rondelle
  
 1525 Howe St. Racine, Wisconsin




 
Center for community relations' programs, public shows and tours, and is a corporate meeting site. The Golden Rondelle Theater was originally designed by Lippincott and Margulies as the Johnson Wax Pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1964-65. While the building was architecurally differrent, it was the film 'To Be  Alive!' which attractd more than 5 million people. After thr Fair, the theater was brought to Racine. Taliesen Associate Architects, the architectural group founded by Frank Lloyd Wright, was opened to the public in July 1967. Photo by Byunguhn Yu on 17 May 2003.

 

Old Building
   
Racine St. Racine, Wisconsin



 Photo by Byunguhn Yu on 17 May 2003.

 

Twin Disc Building
  
 16th St. Racine, Wisconsin



 Photo by Byunguhn Yu on 17 May 2003.

 

Elmwood Park
   
Durand Ave. Racine, Wisconsin



 
Shopping mall. Photo by Byunguhn Yu on 17 May 2003.

 

Olive Garden
   
Durand Ave. Mount Pleasant Racine, Wisconsin



 Photo by Byunguhn Yu on 17 May 2003.