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Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple Undergoes Massive Restoration

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple Undergoes Massive Restoration
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple Undergoes Massive Restoration , © Flickr CC User matt72
© Flickr CC User matt72

Frank Lloyd Wrights's Unity Temple is undergoing a much needed $23 million restoration. As the Chicago Tribune reports, the Oak Park temple's integrity was first called into question when a large piece of the ceiling fell above the pulpit in 2008 (thankfully no one was hurt).

The comprehensive overhaul is going beyond restoring the building's to its original beauty; a geothermal heating system and air conditioning will be integrated into the building and site for the first time, allowing the uninterrupted services year-round.

The refurbished temple will reopen in late 2016. 

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple Undergoes Massive Restoration " 30 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771116/frank-lloyd-wrights-unity-temple-undergoes-massive-restoration/> ISSN 0719-8884