The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is among eight of Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings that have just been named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The American architect has just received quite the honor as several of his buildings join the ranks of some of the most famous sites around the world like Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China, and the Pyramid of Giza. The eight new U.S. sites have been inscribed as The 20th Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and are noted by UNESCO as having “had a strong impact on the development of modern architecture in Europe.”
As the UNESCO news release states: “These buildings reflect the “organic architecture” developed by Wright, which includes an open plan, a blurring of the boundaries between exterior and interior and the unprecedented use of materials such as steel and concrete. Each of these buildings offers innovative solutions to the needs for housing, worship, work or leisure.”
In addition to NYC’s Guggenheim Museum, the other Frank Lloyd Wright buildings that are among the 1,092 World Heritage sites listed include Fallingwater, the Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House, Unity Temple, the Frederick C. Robie House, Taliesin, HollyhockHouse, and Taliesin West. With these eight additions, the U.S. is now home to a total of 23 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Also published on Medium.