Scottsdale, Arizona: Frank Lloyd Wright's Spire

Wright designed the 125-foot-tall spire for Phoenix in 1957. Phoenix rejected it, Wright died, and the spire wasn't built until 2004, for a strip mall. At night it glows blue.

Promenade Mall

Address:
12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ
Directions:
At the southeastern corner of Scottsdale Rd and Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, in the Scottsdale Promenade shopping center.
Hours:
Glows at night.
Admission:
Free
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Frank Lloyd Wright Spire.

Frank Lloyd Wright Spire

Be sure to keep your eyes on the road as you pass this amazing sight -- the Frank Lloyd Wright Spire! Actually pull into the mall area, park and walk up and around it to really get the full feel of this awesome work of art.

The Spire was designed in 1957, and built in 2004. It stands proudly at the intersections of Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Scottsdale Roads in Scottsdale at The Promenade Mall. The spire or tower was originally designed for the Arizona State Capitol, and weighs more than 75,000 pounds. It's assembled with approximately 1,700 individual pieces of steel.

The Spire is lit at night and turns a cool blue. The internal illumination system includes 142 eight-foot lamps that range in size from 30 to 96 inches.

[Pauline Schoeneman, 06/21/2006]

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