From BI:

Conservationists are battling to declare the David and Gladys Wright House in Arizona a landmark before it is destroyed forever.

Back in June, developer 8081 Meridian paid $1.8 million for the Phoenix  residence, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the early 1950s. 8081  Meridian now plans to demolish the home in order to make way for two brand new  mansions in the Arcadia neighborhood, according  to the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.

Frank Lloyd Wright, the man behind Fallingwater and the  Guggenheim Museum, built the house for his son David. Because it is the only  Wright residence in existence that is based on the circular spiral plan, several  architectural historians and critics consider the David and Gladys Wright House  to be among the architect’s 20 most significant buildings.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is leading the crusade against  the building’s destruction by petitioning the City of Phoenix to grant historic preservation  and landmark designation to the house. If that fails, the organization is  also working to find a preservation-minded buyer for the property, as well as  considering a lot split allowing new homes to share property with the famous  building as a last resort.

If it is demolished, it will be the first intact Wright building to be torn  down in almost 40 years.

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