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Monona Terrace, Madison, 1997

Gabby Abbot | Feb 12, 2017

Wright’s original design was rejected in 1938. Former Taliesin apprentice Anthony Putnam later finished up the interior design, and the project was finally completed in 1997.

I was staying overnight at a hotel on top of the hill and knew there was going to be a bright moon and clear sky that night, so I decided to wait and walk around Monona at night. I’ve seen the classic shot from the water, which would’ve been my first choice, but I didn’t have a kayak. I thought the white design on beautiful dark blue worked well.