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BUILDING
 
 
Arizona Biltmore Resort
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DESIGNER
 
 
Albert Chase McArthur

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DESCRIPTION
 
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Albert Chase McArthur, Arizona Biltmore Resort, Phoenix, Frank Lloyd Wright, Shining, Stanley KubrickIt is a widespread belief that this hotel complex was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, while in reality the designer who was son of one of the investors, had only been strongly inspired by the work of he who had been his teacher at university. In a letter published in The Architectural Record in 1930, Wright himself denied paternity of the building, though expressing admiration for the work.

When construction ended, the entire property was taken over by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr., because the building costs had practically doubled compared to the initial cost estimate.

Today, the resort belongs to the Waldorf Astoria chain.
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MATERIALS
 
prefabricated concrete
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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
Arizona
County
Maricopa
Town
Phoenix
Address
2400 East Missouri Avenue - Phoenix, AZ 85016
 
 
Telephone
+1.602.955.6600
Fax
+1.602.381.7600
Website
E-mail
reservations@arizonabiltmore.com
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for travel and tourism
Tourist centres and complexes
Hotels
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1928    
Realisation
1928 - 1929
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  The Shining
Directed by
Stanley Kubrick
Nationality
United Kingdom - USA
Year of production
1980
Cast
Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
Building's role
External
The red bathroom in the Overlook Hotel was reconstructed taking inspiration from the bathrooms of this hotel.

Albert Chase McArthur, Arizona Biltmore Resort, Phoenix, Frank Lloyd Wright, Shining, Stanley Kubrick
Annotations
Based on the novel by Stephen King
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
The Architectural Record 66, july 1929, pp. 19-24
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
The Architectural Record, 1930
"All I have done in connection with the building of the Arizona Biltmore, near Phoenix, I have done for Albert McArthur himself at his sole request, and for none other. Albert McArthur is the architect of that building -- all attempts to take the credit for that performance from him are gratuitous and beside the mark. But for him, Phoenix would have had nothing like the Biltmore, and it is my hope that he may be enabled to give Phoenix many more beautiful buildings as I believe him entirely capable of doing."

Frank Lloyd Wright
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CLIENT
 
 
Warren McArthur Jr., Charles McArthur, John McEntee Bowman
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AMOUNT
 
 
$ 2.000.000
 
 
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