Liverpool’s waterfront stripped of World Heritage status

Liverpool’s waterfront has been stripped of its World Heritage status. The decision comes after a Unesco found that large developments like the Everton FC stadium had reduced the “authenticity” of the location. The historic docklands were first handed the title in 2004 and is among the 32 world heritage sites across the UK. The city’s leaders revealed how disappointed they were of the outcome. Liverpool had been placed on Unesco’s Word Heritage danger list since 2012. It is only the third site to lose its World Heritage status with Oman’s Arabian Oryx Sanctuary removed in 2007 and the Dresden Elbe Valley in Germany delisted in 2009.

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