UNESCO World Heritage Site

The historic waterfront of Liverpool looms above the water.

Liverpool Could Lose UNESCO World Heritage Status

New and planned developments are risking the integrity of Liverpool's historic waterfront, according to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

July 4, 2021 - Dezeen

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8 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Named World Heritage Sites

Eight buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright are the first works of U.S. modern architecture to be named UNESCO World heritage sites.

July 8, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

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8 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

If accepted as UNESCO World Heritage sites, the eight Frank Lloyd Wright buildings would be the first examples of modern architecture in the United States included in that august company.

December 27, 2018 - Curbed

Satirical Ad Campaign Pitches Belgian Traffic Jams as World Heritage Sites

The "war on cars" and its pushback has a achieved a singular pitch in Belgium, where the national rail service has canvassed the country with a satirical ad campaign excoriating the country's horrible congestion.

January 23, 2016 - The Wall Street Journal

The Alamo Granted World Heritage Site Status

The San Antonio Missions—five frontier missions that include The Alamo—were named among a group of new World Heritage Sites.

July 7, 2015 - UNESCO

UNESCO World Heritage List Welcomes New Destinations

Japan's Mt. Fuji, Italy's Medici Villas and Gardens, and a historical port town in Fiji are among the 19 new additions to UNESCO's vaunted World Heritage List; bringing to 981 the number of cultural, natural, and mixed sites comprising the list.

June 29, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

Could London Lose its UNESCO Status?

New high-rise towers spreading throughout central London are threatening the character of the city's most important historic sites, reports Martin Bailey.

January 16, 2013 - The Art Newspaper

Syrian Uprising Threatens Survival of Treasured Historic Landmarks

Christian Sahner reports on the devastating destruction of historical sites that has befallen Syria since the beginning of the opposition uprising 18 months ago, and urges international communities to take action to protect them from further harm.

August 29, 2012 - The Wall Street Journal

Ancient Chinese City Seeks Line Between Preservation and Implausible Perfection

The historic city of Pingyao, China, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, faces an uncertain future as it tries to find a balance between managing modern threats and petrification by preservation, as it attempts to maintain its historic character.

July 13, 2012 - The Atlantic Cities

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