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Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr. (1890–1978), commonly known as Lloyd Wright, was an American architect who did most of his work in southern California. He was the son of Frank Lloyd Wright. His most famous work is probably the Wayfarers Chapel. He is also well known as the designer of the second and third shells at Hollywood Bowl. The original shell, built by a group known as the Allied Architects as part of the 1926 regrade of the Bowl, was considered unacceptable both visually and acoustically. Wright's 1927 shell had a pyramidal shape, and a design reminiscent of Southwest American Indian architecture. Its acoustics are generally regarded as the best of any shell in Bowl history, but its appearance was considered too avant garde for its time, and it was demolished at the end of the season. His 1928 shell had the now-familiar concentric ring motif, but it was made of wood, covered a 120-degree arc, and was designed to be easily dismantled and stored between seasons. It was left out in the rain after one season, and rotted, making way for the 1929 Allied Architects shell, which stood until the end of the 2003 season.
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