Well, let's just say Frank Lloyd Wright had a completely different idea of what the Arizona state capitol should have looked like.

It's incredibly fascinating.

Wright was so appalled with the 1957 capitol proposal by the Arizona state legislature that he took it upon himself to design the building.

Wright referred to his vision as "The Oasis" and it included water fountains, vegetation, and a unique looking spire.

Do you recognize it?

Frank Lloyd Wright's design was never accepted by the state legislature, but in 2004 the spire was built and placed in Scottsdale.

Frank Lloyd Wright spire in Scottsdale
Frank Lloyd Wright spire in Scottsdale

Frank Lloyd Wright's apprentice and fellow architect, Arnold Roy, suggested the idea of building the now famous landmark and putting it on the corner of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Intersection of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright
Intersection of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright

Many people drive by it every single day, but do not know the history and what could have been.

The original rendering of the Arizona state capitol by Frank Lloyd Wright still sits in his office at his winter home of Taliesin West.

Taliesin West in Scottsdale 
Taliesin West in Scottsdale 

You can tour the extravagant complex and see the rendering in person just on the east side of Loop 101 in Scottsdale.