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By Devin Rose
Oak Parkers watching the Republican National Convention closely this week may have noticed a bit of Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural style in Tampa.
At the Tampa Bay Times Forum where the RNC is being held, the framing on the stage's large video screens was inspired by Wright's residential architecture, the convention's lead production designer told the Los Angeles Times.
Jim Fenhagen said he pulled together the Wright references after some searches on Google, though they are relatively faint, the Times article says. The frames that appear to be wood are actually made of vinyl and various laminates, but are seen on television as cherry, mahogany and walnut. The style draws from Wright's Prairie Style houses of his early career.
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