The recent loss of a lesser-known Frank Lloyd Wright design in NYC has loads of architects, preservationists and Wrightians perplexed as to how it happened so quickly and so relatively quietly. We’re talking about the work of the country’s most important architect of the 20th century, that’s now forever a footnote.
The Hoffman Auto Showroom on Park Avenue, commissioned by Maximilian Hoffman, opened in 1955 (which until very recently was a fully functioning Mercedes car dealership), and was likely demolished sometime between March 28 and April 3. It all went down weeks before the 146th anniversary of Wright’s birth (June 8, 1867). Continue reading →