BWR - Built Works Registry - Global IDs for Architecture and the Built Environment
A registry of buildings, monuments and built sites worldwide that date from prehistory to the present. Every record includes a unique BWR ID number, a preferred name and (when possible) variant names, location and geo-location coordinates for the works described.
As an international registry for the built environment, the establishment of and continued growth of BWR is a step toward the creation of a fully integrated and inclusive built works authority file, which at this time does not exist. In the services of this longer-term goal, BWR will serve as one of the core contributors to the Getty Research Institute's Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA). Over time, CONA will contain authority records for cultural works, including architecture and the built environment.