Marin Civic Center Nominated As World Heritage Site

Last commission of Frank Lloyd Wright a unique sight

The Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty . . . and the Marin County Superior Court.

The Marin County Civic Center, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's last commission, could join the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites as early as next summer, according to the Marin Independent Journal.

Wright's design for the building, which houses the superior court, is long, low, and looks as if the many-windowed "futuristic" building seeped from the Marin hills that surround it, according to describers.

Nine other Wright-designed sites across the country, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, were also nominated by Sally Jewel, the U.S. Interior Secretary, according to the newspaper.

There are about 400 surviving "Wright works" in the country, but these are considered the finest.

The Marin Civic Center is the only municipal building designed by the famed architect. He died before it was completed by two of his proteges, Aaron Green and William Wesley Peters.

It was completed in 1962.

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