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UNESCO stripped Liverpool of World Heritage status

UNESCO decided that Liverpool’s “Outstanding Universal Value” was destroyed by newly constructed buildings, including the new stadium of Everton Football Club

Liverpool’s old town and waterfront have been deprived of World Heritage status. The corresponding decision was made at UNESCO, the UN specialized agency for education, science and culture.

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which previously warned of the threat , which is carried by plans for Liverpool’s development, including the historic docks located north of the city center, concluded that the “Outstanding Universal Value” of the embankment was destroyed by newly built buildings, including the new stadium of football club “Everton”, according to the newspaper The Guardian.

Liverpool Mayor Joan Anderson called UNESCO’s decision “disappointing”, noting that a delegation from the organization last visited the city a decade ago and Liverpool authorities will try to appeal the decision.