Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten Gas Station of the Future
Certain elements, such as gas pumps hanging from an overhead canopy—intended to boost efficiency and save space—were prohibited by Cloquet fire bylaws (although, coincidentally, hanging pumps eventually became popular in Japan). The unorthodox station was also estimated by one trade publication to have cost two to three times as much as a standard design. Still, it remains to this day, open for business, the symbol of a vision of suburbia that never came to pass—or, in all likelihood, did, but just with a lot less futuristic style.
Read more at The Atlantic’s Life Channel.
p>in here, but it’s been improved quite a bit in the last few years. Linky