Architecture and Design

10 Coolest Buildings in Metro Phoenix

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Gammage Auditorium

Frank Lloyd Wright may have his blueprints all over the Valley, but ASU Gammage stands as his only public building in the state. The project, which was initially commissioned in 1957 by ASU president Grady Gammage, was designed in the final years of Wright's life with the help of his aide, William Welsey Peters, who put the finishing touches on the blueprints after Wright's death. Wright's Gammage design was recycled from his earlier plans for a Baghdad opera house, which had fallen through. The eight-story building took 25 months to build and was completed in 1964.

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