Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings up for world heritage status

Ten US buildings designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright have a chance to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site this summer.

Every year the United States can nominate two nationally important sites for international recognition – one cultural and one natural.

They are chosen from a list of sites that meet nomination criteria from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Wright “is widely considered to be America’s greatest architect and one of its most significant artists. In a remarkable career spanning over 70 years, he created over 1,000 designs, 500 of which were realized,” according to the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy, which is based in Chicago.

They are now being considered for designation — technically known as inscription — by the World Heritage Committee.

Inscription would mean the buildings would become world heritage sites and be internationally recognised as culturally significant.