By Sudipto Saha


The Plan for Greater Baghdad was a project done by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright for a cultural centeropera house, and university on the outskirts of BaghdadIraq, in 1957–58. The most thoroughly developed aspects of the plan were the opera house, which would have been built on an island in the middle of the Tigris together with museums and a towering gilded statue of Harun al-Rashid, and the university. Due to the 1958 collapse of the Hashemite monarchy, development of the project stopped, and it was never built

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