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Liverpool loses world heritage status

Liverpool loses world heritage status

LONDON (AP) – Liverpool city leaders expressed outrage on Wednesday after the English port city was stripped of its World Heritage status by the United Nations cultural organization. Liverpool loses world heritage status.

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee voted to remove the designation due to developments in the city center and on its historic waterfront on the River Mersey. The committee said the plans, including a planned new stadium for the Everton football team, were “prejudicial to the authenticity and integrity of the site” and had caused “an irreversible loss of attributes conveying the outstanding universal value of the property ”.

Liverpool Mayor Joanne Anderson called the move “incomprehensible”.

“I am extremely disappointed and concerned with this decision to remove Liverpool’s World Heritage status, which comes a decade after UNESCO last visited the city to see it with its own eyes,” she said.

Liverpool loses world heritage status

Anderson said the city would consider whether it could be attractive, “but, whatever happens, Liverpool will always be a World Heritage city. We have a breathtaking waterfront and an incredible built heritage that is the envy of other cities.

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Greater Liverpool Region, said the decision was “a retrograde step which does not reflect the reality of what is happening on the ground”.

Liverpool loses world heritage status, The city that gave birth to the Beatles was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004, joining sites such as the Taj Mahal in India, the Pyramids of Egypt and the Tower of London.

But it was placed on the organization’s heritage in danger list in 2012 after modern development raised concerns about the historic character of the docks.

Liverpool loses world heritage status



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