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Unity Temple is a Unitarian Universalist church in Oak Park, Illinois, and the home of the Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation. It was designed by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who was a member, and built between 1905 and 1908. Unity Temple is considered to be one of Wright's most important structures dating from the first decade of the twentieth century. Because of its consolidation of aesthetic intent and structure through use of a single material, reinforced concrete, Unity Temple is considered by many architects to be the first modern building in the world. This idea became of central importance to the modern architects who followed Wright, such as Mies Van Der Rohe, and even the post-modernists, such as Frank Gehry.

The building has been a United States National Historic Landmark since 1971 and was chosen in a 1991 poll in the magazine, Architectural Record as one of the 100 most significant buildings in the United States of the previous 100 years (Unity Temple was #6). Additionally, Unity Temple was chosen by the American Institute of Architects as one of 17 buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright that should be retained as his architectural contribution to American culture.

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Piotr Tworek on November 19, 2012

Very good shot my friend.

Like 20

Greetings, piotr.

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on November 20, 2012

Beautiful capture and details.L 21. Good day, Canpao

Ildikó Fehérváry on November 20, 2012

Beautiful detail, nice shot!


Best regards, Ildikó

~Marlene~ on November 21, 2012

Sergio... Slava... Luc... Jesus... piotr... Canpao... and... Ildikó...

My thanks to each of you for the very nice comments and the Likes. I appreciate it very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

Brumm2009 on November 23, 2012

It is a interesting shot. I like the details. Best greetings. Brumm

~Marlene~ on November 24, 2012

Thank you kindly, Brumm, for the very nice comment and your visit.

Greetings, Marlene

Pablo Cruz on November 28, 2012

Great detail!

~Marlene~ on November 28, 2012

Thank you again, Pecg17, for the nice comment. I appreciate your visit!

Best regards, Marlene

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on November 29, 2012

Very good shot !

I love it! My friendly greeting ,Natuska

RNLatvian on June 4, 2014

A very beautiful picture! Like! Greetings!

~Marlene~ on June 4, 2014

Natuska… and… RN…

Thank you both so much for the very nice comments and the Likes. I appreciate it very much! Natuska… sorry I did not see this sooner to thank you then!

Best wishes, Marlene

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