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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater up for World Heritage status

The iconic home is one of 10 other U.S. structures nominated for the list

January 31, 2015 12:00PM

Frank Lloyd Wright and Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright and Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural icon, Fallingwater, in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, is one of 10 structures nominated for inclusion on the World Heritage List.

The World Heritage List recognizes the most significant natural and cultural sites on Earth and were announced by U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, according to the Pittsburg Post-Gazette.

If approved by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in the summer of 2016, Fallingwater would be the first World Heritage Site listing in the field of modern architecture in the U.S.

Other architectural landmarks already on the listing include the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the city of Brasilia in Brazil and the Bauhaus School in Germany.

“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,” Secretary Jewell announced in Washington, D.C. “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.” [Pittsburg Post-Gazette] Christopher Cameron

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