This Sunday, eight buildings by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright were named World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The buildings were nominated for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List under the title: “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,” last year. The list consists of “the most significant cultural and natural sites on the planet [with] outstanding universal value.”
This is the first time American architecture has been included on the list in its history. Significantly, it puts Wright’s buildings on par with landmarks including Machu Picchu, the Pyramids of Giza and the Statue of Liberty.
The new additions to the prestigious list were announced in Baku, Azerbaijan at UNESCO’s annual conference yesterday. Wright’s Guggenheim building, Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, and the Hollyhock House in Los Angeles are among the eight buildings that now enjoy World Heritage Site status.
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