PHOTOS: Parkway, Library Among U.S. "Monuments" At Risk

PHOTOS: Parkway, Library Among U.S. ''Monuments'' At Risk
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Taliesin

Spring Green, Wisconsin

A laboratory of sorts for noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin was a sprawling residential and studio complex that Wright was constantly reinventing until his death in 1959 (above, the drafting studio and living quarters in August 2004).

Although considered a prime example of "organic architecture"--or buildings in harmony with nature--natural forces such as landslides are beginning to wear on Taliesin and erode its foundations. Such threats have placed the complex on the 2010 World Monuments Watch List.

"While Frank Lloyd Wright has a loyal following, their focus has been on Wright as a designer and innovator … and not on preservation," WMF's Avrami said.
—Photograph by Keiran Murphy, courtesy World Monuments Fund
 
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