Guggenheim building becomes a UNESCO heritage site

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of a suite of projects by Frank Lloyd Wright, the The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, which includes eight major works carried out over the more than 50 years of the celebrated architect's career. The nomination was announced on Sunday, 07/07, during the meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Wright is considered one of the most important American architects of the 20th century, and the eight projects that now make the UNESCO list were completed at different times in his career. The other projects besides the museum are: the Unity Temple  (built 1906–09, Oak Park, Illinois), the Frederick C. Robie House (built in 1910, Chicago), the residence taliesin (begun 1911, Spring Green, Wisconsin), the  hollyhock house (built 1918–21 in Los Angeles), the iconic Fallingwater  (built 1936–39 in Pennsylvania), the Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House  (built 1936–37, in Madison, Wisconsin), Taliesin West (begun 1938, Scottsdale, Arizona), and finally the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (built 1956–59, New York).

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