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Le Corbusier wins but Frank Lloyd Wright falls short of World Heritage status

Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright architect, Pennsylvania

At the 40th annual meeting of the World Heritage Committee, new sites were added to the World Heritage List. These include 20th-century works of the French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier, but 20th-century works of the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright were deferred for reconsideration in a subsequent year. The World Heritage Committee meeting was interrupted by the recent coup attempt in Turkey. On Friday, July 15, the committee began discussion of the US-sponsored nomination of 10 of Wright’s works but, needing additional time, the committee adjourned and scheduled continued discussion the next morning, Saturday, July 16. In the interim, the coup attempt threw Istanbul into chaos and the World Heritage Committee announced the meeting was suspended until further notice. The meeting reconvened Sunday, July 17 for some final business, then adjourned. See below for the newest sites added to the World Heritage List


UNESCO’s newest World Heritage Sites

By Katia Hetter


July 18, 2016

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