Monday, April 16, 2012

U.S. Nominations Coming for World Heritage Status

The News Star (a Gannett chain Louisianna paper) reports:

Dr. Diana Greenlee is the station archaeologist at Poverty Point State Historic Site. She's also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science, Earth Science, and Physics at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, although she doesn't have an office on campus — she works full-time at Poverty Point, near Epps, Louisiana. 
In 2011, Poverty Point was named one of two American sites selected by the U.S. Department of the Interior for future nomination as a prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
As a result, Greenlee is concentrating her energy these days on the World Heritage initiative — compiling documentation, writing the nomination dossier, attending conferences, orchestrating the nomination process, even updating the site's Facebook page
The other nomination for World Heritage status includes eleven buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Here is the description from last year's press release of the National Park Service:

Poverty Point is a prehistoric site in northeastern Louisiana comprising a network of earthwork constructions. Built between 3,100 and 3,700 years ago, it is among the largest permanent hunter-gatherer settlements in the world. 
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is widely considered one of the most influential architects of all time. Of the 400 completed buildings he designed, 11 from across the country have been selected as superb representations of Wright's vision of an "organic architecture", a notion that has had a profound impact on the craft.

1 comment:

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Either would make an excellent addition to the list of award recipients. I’m particularly leaning towards Frank Lloyd Wright, perhaps solely because of a personal fascination with his works. - Sarah