‘Golf Tees’ Support Roof of Windowless Office (Aug, 1939)
‘Golf Tees’ Support Roof of Windowless Office
Above you see no model of building of future, but the office of S. C. Johnson & Son, Racine, Wis. Two air intakes at top are called “nostrils” by architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Skylights and unseen fixtures supply light in the windowless building.
Above, the circular “bird-cage” elevator. Radiant floors heat the building, steam pipes being laid under the four-inch concrete slab. Without a conventional front door, entrance is through a roofed-over auto driveway. Near by is a “carport” for parking, and on its roof a theater and a squash court.
Center, glass-inclosed bridge linking two buildings. Above, glimpse of tapering “golf tee” columns which support roof. Circular stairways between floors save space. Reception hall is seen below.