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Gallery and Studio / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

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AD Classics: SC Johnson Wax Research Tower / Frank Lloyd Wright

This article was originally published on September 8,2014. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

The next time you catch the scent of a Glade air freshener or evade pesky mosquitoes thanks to Off!, think of Frank Lloyd Wright. His 1950 building for the SC Johnson Research Tower at their headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin, was home to the invention of many of their landmark products.

View of tower during construction. Image © SC JohnsonGrand skylight above reception area of advertising department. Image © Ezra Stoller/EstoSection and ElevationPreliminary perspective view in which tower tapers towards the base+ 34

OS House / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

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AD Classics: S.C. Johnson and Son Administration Building / Frank Lloyd Wright

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