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Liverpool removed from UNESCO's World Heritage List - VG

Liverpool removed from UNESCO’s World Heritage List – VG

Rejection: UNESCO removes Liverpool from the World Heritage List. They justify this by the fact that the city has lost its distinctive character. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP

On Sunday, a UNESCO commission decided to remove the city from the list due to the “irreversible loss of its landmarks”.


It’s reports BBC.

According to the commission, the irreversible loss will be the result of development in the city’s port area.

Among other things The new Everton stadium It is scheduled to start in the city’s port area on July 26 this year. The UNESCO commission believes that the construction will have a significant negative impact on the architecture of the region.

UNESCO proposed removing West English from the World Heritage List on June 22 this year. Since then, nearly 30 celebrities in politics, football and academia have signed a letter urging UNESCO to leave the city on the list.

Liverpool Harbor, Historic Business Districts and St George’s Hall were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 for their history and architecture. The city was an important trading center during the period of the British Empire – something that appears on the city’s decorations.

More than 1,000 sites are inscribed on the World Heritage List, which contains cultural and natural heritage of “outstanding universal value”.

UNESCO Marks its pages Those places are removed from the list if the distinctive character that led to their inscription on the World Heritage List is lost.

This has happened twice before, with the Oryx Sanctuary in Oman and the Elbe Valley in Dresden, Germany. They were removed from the list in 2007 and 2009, respectively.

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In addition, many sites have been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This list now consists of 53 different places.

As of Sunday, Liverpool was one of about 30 World Heritage sites in Britain, along with Stonehenge, among others.