- The Washington Times - Friday, January 30, 2015

The U.S. will nominate 10 buildings designed by late architect Frank Lloyd Wright to be world heritage sites, the first submission the nation will make in the field of modern architecture.

There are currently 1,007 sites worldwide of “outstanding universal value” that are recognized as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Several American landmarks are recognized, including the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon and Monticello.

The 10 buildings designed by the famous architect, however, will be the first U.S. submissions in the “Modern Architecture” filed. They include perhaps Mr. Wright’s most famous structure, Fallingwater, located in Pennsylvania.

Also submitted are the Unity Temple in Illinois; Frederick C. Robie House in Illinois; Taliesin in Wisconsin; Hollyhock House in California; Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House in Wisconsin; Taliesin West in Arizona; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City; Price Tower in Oklahoma; and Marin County Civic Center in California.


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