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March 2012

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Releases a Virtual Tour for Mobile Devices

An interactive app available to download on iPad, iPhone, or Android devices lets users view rare and new multimedia content about Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece.

“We are delighted with the new Fallingwater app. We think users will find it a fascinating way to explore Fallingwater and delve into its remarkable history,” said Lynda Waggoner, director of Fallingwater and vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

Features of the app include a user-friendly and interactive interface, over 275 color photographs taken in all four seasons, 17 virtual reality panoramas of the exterior and interior that allow 360 degree panning in all directions, 25 minutes of video of the house and a collection of archival drawings including the exterior and floor plan renderings from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives.

In one video feature, users can visit each room while Waggoner explains the special architectural details. Also, noted Wright scholar Richard Cleary provides an in-depth historical perspective of Fallingwater in a video interview.

The app was created by in-D media, a multimedia company that specializes in producing interactive tours and documentary films on contemporary and modern architecture.

The app was recently recognized for its cutting edge creativity with a Favorite Website Award.

The app is compatible with iPads (1 and 2), iPhones (3GS, 4 and 4S), iPod touches (3rd and 4th generation) and Android mobile phones. The iPad and Android tablet app is $9.99; the iPhone and Android phone app is $4.99. The app is available for download at www.planetarchitecture.com and through iTunes.

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