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View Poll Results: Do you agree with the decision to remove Liverpool from the World's Heritage Site list?
Yes, I agree completely. 2 66.67%
No, they should had removed just one aspect of Liverpool instead of the entire historic city. 0 0%
I don't agree at all. 1 33.33%
I don't know what to think of it. 0 0%
Voters: 3. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-27-2021, 01:40 PM
 
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If you remove the historical significance of an area, its status as such should be removed. The decision to develop vs. preserve an area should be ultimately left up to the people whose lives are most directly affected.

Personally, I hate to see historic architecture destroyed, but should I hold the economic lives of those who live in proximity to such places hostage to my love of history and nostalgia here in some distant land?

Unfortunately, it is not always the common people who benefit from this destruction of heritage, but the rapacious developers. Historic or heritage status exists in part to buffer the motives of developers from the wishes of the greater society who may or may not believe the benefits of the destruction of their history outweighs the costs, giving time to protect historic places from wanton destruction.
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Old 07-28-2021, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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If you remove the historical significance of an area, its status as such should be removed. The decision to develop vs. preserve an area should be ultimately left up to the people whose lives are most directly affected.

Personally, I hate to see historic architecture destroyed, but should I hold the economic lives of those who live in proximity to such places hostage to my love of history and nostalgia here in some distant land?

Unfortunately, it is not always the common people who benefit from this destruction of heritage, but the rapacious developers. Historic or heritage status exists in part to buffer the motives of developers from the wishes of the greater society who may or may not believe the benefits of the destruction of their history outweighs the costs, giving time to protect historic places from wanton destruction.


The only thing I would add, is that Liverpool hasn't destroyed any of it's historic buildings, and has spent a lot of money on them.

Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City - Wikipedia

It's the empty desolate docks that UNESCO are going on about, and most cities have built on former docks or converted warehouses in to apartments.

There were some newer buildings, however it seems it was the new Everton football ground that finally tipped the scales.

Liverpool and Everton being the two great local football rivals.

Sadly Liverpool has a history of corrupt left wing local government, and this goes all the way back to Militant Tendency in the 80's and beyond, whilst the cities Mayor Joe Anderson and others including former council leader Derek Hatton were recently arrested.

Joe Anderson: Ex-mayor investigated for intimidating chief exec - BBC News (2021)

Derek Hatton arrested in Liverpool building contracts bribery probe - BBC News (December 2020)

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