Rescuing Wright: The Restoration of Unity Temple

 

 

A work-in-progress documenting the ongoing restoration of the building Frank Lloyd Wright called his "little jewel box", this program goes behind the scenes to explore the challenges of historic preservation in a building still in use by the congregation for which it was designed almost a hundred years ago.

The reinforced concrete structure - one of the first of its kind - presents unique issues for preservationists, while the task of funding the project is its own monumental undertaking. Restoration is scheduled for completion by the centennial of the building in 2009.

Find out more about this historic building and the restoration at the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation website.