To further feed to the frenzy of The PractitioNERD becoming a Frank Lloyd Wright fan site, I bring you the news that Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has nominated 10 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings to be added to the list of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage sites. Should the nominations be approved by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in 2016, the group that includes Fallingwater, Taliesin West, Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, the posthumously built Marin County Civic Center and Unity Temple will be the first modern American architecture to receive such designation. 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.”
In a press release, Jewell stated:
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, 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.
Here’s ALL TEN buildings!