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Seville skyscraper threatens city’s world heritage status FEATURE 10/14/2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Seville skyscraper threatens city’s world heritage status

FEATURE

10/14/2011
SEVILLE — Seville is famed for its imposing cathedral and whitewashed streets but the Spanish city may lose its UN World Heritage status because of a new 41-story skyscraper.
The 178-meter high, oval-shaped building, still under construction, will house the offices of savings bank Cajasol when completed in 2012.

It was designed by Argentine-American architect Cesar Pelli, who is responsible for some of the world’s tallest buildings, including the Petronas Towers which dominate the skyline of Kuala Lumpur.

Pelli’s office boasts the new skyscraper “will define the skyline of Seville.”

But that is a prospect that dismays the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) which since July has called in vain for work on the project to be stopped..... MORE

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