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UNESCO Adds 8 Frank Lloyd Wright Sites to World Heritage List

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Lighted ornamental pool at the re-opening of Hollyhock House in 2015.
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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City

Eight major buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright have been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List, the lauded list of international sites deemed worthy of conservation. The designation brings increased recognition and can boost tourism, among other benefits.

From NYT

The designation includes homes Wright designed for clients, like Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, the Robie House in Chicago and the Jacobs House in Wisconsin, alongside the sites that served as his private residences and housed his architecture school — Taliesin in Spring Green, Wis., and Taliesin West in Arizona. It also includes famous public works that bookend his career: Unity Temple, built between 1906 and 1908 in Oak Park, Ill., and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, which was completed in 1959.

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