Bartlesville's Price Tower Nominated As World Heritage Site

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 3:58 pm
By: News On 6

BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma -- The grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright will be back in Bartlesville on Saturday to take part in a World Heritage Forum on the Price Tower.

The Price Tower, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is on a tentative list to be considered as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site.

Read more about UNESCO's Price Tower nomination.

Eric Lloyd Wright is scheduled to give the opening remarks.   This will be his first visit to Bartlesville since 2001.

"Our World Heritage nomination is part of a serial nomination of 10 buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The nomination is meant as a representation of Wright's greatest works," said Scott W. Perkins, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at Price Tower Arts Center. "Some of the other sites already designated include the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Great Wall of China, Vatican City, the Statue of Liberty, Monticello and Independence Hall."

The forum will begin at 1 p.m. at the Adams Building auditorium at 411 South Keeler in Bartlesville on Saturday, April 16th.