Le Corbusier

Corbusier works get nod from UNESCO

The Le Corbusier-designed National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo was named a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site on Sunday, following the recommendation in May by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) to list the museum and other buildings designed by Le Corbusier as World Heritage sites.

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee decided Sunday at its meeting in Istanbul to register the National Museum of Western Art and 16 other works by Corbusier in seven countries.

The museum became Japan's 16th World Cultural Heritage site and the first since the Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution was registered last year.

The museum in the Ueno district was...