Wright in Our Own Backyard. United States Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced he will propose a collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings to be considered as the U.S. cultural nomination for the United Nations' World Heritage List. The Wright buildings include the Price Tower, Wright's only realized skyscraper, completed in Bartlesville in 1956.
The list, administered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, recognizes cultural and natural sites of universal importance such as the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the Taj Mahal in India, and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
The final decision on inclusion on the list will be made by the World Heritage Committee, composed of representatives from 21 nations and advised by the International Council on Monuments and Sites. The U.S. nominations will likely be formally nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in 2013, for possible inclusion on the World Heritage List in 2014.
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