UNESCO acts against highrise buildings

One of Germany’s most iconic buildings, the historic Cologne Cathedral, has been put on the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) List of World Heritage in Danger, due to the increasing development of the German city’s skyline. “The organization admitted concerns during its annual meeting that the construction of several highrise buildings on the bank of the Rhine River opposite the Cathedral would damage the visual impact of one of Europe’s masterpieces of Gothic architecture”.

Update:

The Cathedral has been taken of the List of World Heritage in Danger. http://www.unesco.de/293.html?L=1

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