I am a fan of good architecture and design. It is not often that us Minnesotans can boast such famed designers, and when we do we have had a history of destroying them. I know of at least 1 Frank Lloyd Wright home that was bulldozed on Lake Minnetonka.
Frank Gehry had designed the Winton Guest House overlooking Lake Minnetonka in 1987. It sat back off the road and was hard to see unless you were looking for it. Thankfully this piece of “art” is not being bulldozed but being relocated to Owatonna.
Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal has a great article on the challenges of moving this structure including an 80 ton Stone Bedroom.
They also have a great slide show of pictures from moving the Winton Guest House.
- Architect Frank Gehry to design Forks warming hut (cbc.ca)
- Outside the Box by Frank Gehry (design-milk.com)
- Frank Gehry, on Being Frank Gehry: This weekend, when asked by CNN… (curbed.com)
- Frank Gehry and Design (sophisticatedfinance.typepad.com)