The US Department of State recently nominated 10 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings to be included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The list consists of “the most significant cultural and natural sites on the planet [with] outstanding universal value” — and is maintained by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which makes inclusions once a year. Current sites in the list include the Statue of Liberty, Taj Mahal, Sydney Opera House and the Grand Canyon.
Wright’s collective works represent the pinnacle of American modernist architecture, spanning locations from Illinois, Wisconsin, California and Arizona to Oklahoma. From Pennsylvania’s Fallingwater private house to New York’s Guggenheim museum, the nominated structures are definitely iconic in our minds — let’s cross our fingers and hope these make the list.