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    Liverpool stripped of world heritage status by UNESCO committee over waterfront devel

    Liverpool stripped of world heritage status by UNESCO committee over waterfront devel-uk-city-becomes-third-world-stripped
    Statues of Liverpool's most famous sons, The Beatles, adorn the city's riverfront.(AP: Peter Byrne/PA)

    The English city of Liverpool has been removed from UNESCO's list of world heritage sites because new buildings undermined the attractiveness of its Victorian docks.

    Key points:
    • Only two other sites have ever before been stripped of their world heritage status
    • UNESCO warned Liverpool in 2012 plans for flats and offices would destroy the city's skyline


    The city that gave birth to The Beatles was added to UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2004, joining sites including India's Taj Mahal, Egypt's pyramids and the Tower of London.

    HERE
    Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago ...


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    It's called "Progress".

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    It's called "Progress".
    Hello, Yoko



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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    It's called "Progress".

    Sometimes the progress can be managed in a similar style or sensitive to important surroundings

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    Doubtless harry's attitude will be a bit different with the 'chinkies' making 'progress' in places like Luang Prabang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Doubtless harry's attitude will be a bit different with the 'chinkies' making 'progress' in places like Luang Prabang.
    How do you work that out sybille?

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    Oh, just an informed guess, harriet.

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    No Big deal they've lost the status, tourism wasn't really about the heritage status its more to do with the vibrant flourishing city that makes Liverpool what it is today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    tourism wasn't really about the heritage status
    Not any kind of heritage that UNESCO understands, anyway.

    We stayed in the same hotel as a bunch of their delegates on a visit to Sukhothai once.

    Looks a nice little number, but their junkets will have been hit by COVID.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Oh, just an informed guess, harriet.
    Not that informed at all sybille.

    I put "progress" in quotes because I disapprove of destroying areas of historical or natural beauty with the architectural equivalent of cardboard boxes.

    Liverpool stripped of world heritage status by UNESCO committee over waterfront devel-6000-jpg


    Comprende?


    Added: Ironically...

    The decision was made at a UN meeting in China
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    They don't look too bad compared to that plain offensive ferry terminal.


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    Still a beautiful skyline with the blips, but that's progress.

    liverpool skyline - Google Search

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    They don't look too bad compared to that plain offensive ferry terminal.
    Dear oh dear, I mean why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I disapprove of destroying areas of historical or natural beauty with the architectural equivalent of cardboard boxes.
    Agree

    Looks like shit, won't last long cause they are shit.

    Easy to demolish, when common sense catches on

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    Liverpool deserves World heritage listing because of the slave trade, and the Beatles. What does a few ugly buildings in an ugly city have to do with it?

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    It was all to do with Evertons FC's new 500million pound stadium being built on the waterfront.

    Apparently its gonna lower the tone of the area

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Liverpool deserves World heritage listing because of the slave trade, and the Beatles. What does a few ugly buildings in an ugly city have to do with it?
    Eh Eh caaaaalm down caaaaaaaaaaalm down.

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    I mean the gilfy sigurdsson statue did nothing to help.

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