Liverpool World Heritage status ‘shouldn’t be in danger’; Alistair Houghton; Liverpool Echo

UK – Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City

Unesco will this week debate future of city’s World Heritage Site.

Liverpool should not be on the World Heritage in danger list – that’s the message from some heritage and economic experts as the city’s status hangs in the balance once again.

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee will hold its annual meeting in Krakow, Poland, this week – and will debate again whether Liverpool should be stripped of its coveted status in 2018.

Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City has been on the World Heritage in Danger list since 2012 after Unesco said it was worried about the impact of the proposed tall towers at the Liverpool Waters development on the site.

Liverpool’s place on the danger list ranks it alongside sites in war-torn Syria, Iraq and Libya.

Losing world heritage status could be an embarrassment for the city and one city leader said it would be a “disaster”.

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