What’s better than eerie-but-beautiful photographs of decaying buildings? Saving said glorious works from destruction. A few months ago, we spotted a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece (built for Wright’s son) fighting for its life just outside of Phoenix, Arizona. Then, about a week ago, CNN reported that an anonymous buyer had saved the spectacular spiral home. We couldn’t help but wonder, what other endangered buildings are out there in need of a savior? From Richard Neutra’s Gettysburg Cyclorama to Burkina Faso’s stunning (but, sadly) eroding earth architecture, click through to check out some of the most spectacular endangered buildings around the world. If you feel as inspired to take action as we did, join the World Monuments Fund online community to track the progress of restoration efforts and contribute to your favorites.
David and Gladys Wright Residence by Frank Lloyd Wright – Arcadia, Arizona
Image credit: National Trust for Historic Preservation
Saved last week!