Wright Stuff: Tour the 10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites


Friday, January 30, 2015, by Spencer Peterson
L.A.’;s Hollyhock House. Photos courtesy the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy

Preliminary efforts were announced in June, and now it’;s official: 10 buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright have been officially nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced earlier today that the group of structures—including Fallingwater, Taliesin West, L.A.’;s Hollyhock House, and the posthumously built Marin County Civic Center—would be put forward to the UNESCO’;S World Heritage Committee for a chance to join the 22 American sites already on the list. If approved in 2016, these would be the first pieces of modern American architecture to receive the designation.

“Through its World Heritage Sites the United States can share with the world the remarkable diversity of our cultural heritage as well as the beauty of our land,” said Jewell in a press release. “Frank Lloyd Wright is widely considered to be the greatest American architect of the 20th century and his works are a highly valued and uniquely American contribution to the world’;s architectural heritage.”

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy called the selections “the most iconic, fully realized and innovative of more than 400 existing works by Frank Lloyd Wright.” Tour them blow:


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