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n 1936, a new client approached Wright. He was Herbert Johnson, president of the progressive Johnson Wax Company of Racine, Wisconsin, and he was looking for someone to build him a new administration building.

It was Wright’s first chance at a large scale commission in years and he was jubilant. “What a release of pent-up energy,” Wright remembered, “the making of those plans! Ideas came tumbling up and out onto paper.”

As in the Larkin Building, he wanted to create an exhilarating environment for the workers. Wright and his apprentices worked around the clock for ten days to finish the drawings.

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