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London’s vibrant cityscape needs to escape the clutches of Unesco’s bureaucrats

WESTMINSTER is in danger. At least, that’s what the UN thinks. Unesco’s World Heritage arm wants planned developments to the south of the Thames scaled back because they will interfere with sightlines to the Palace of Westminster. If the intended high-rise buildings at Waterloo, Elephant and Castle and a number of other sites aren’t shrunk, the global bureaucrats warn, London will find itself on the so-called danger list, alongside Afghanistan’s Bamiyan valley and Samarra in Iraq. Continue reading

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