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(Guardian)   UNESCO revokes world heritage status for Liverpool, England, due to new development on its historic docks. Local officials wonder why UNESCO wishes the city to remain a "derelict wasteland"   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2021-07-21 7:29:55 PM  
Dresden commiserates.
 
2021-07-21 9:01:38 PM  
Oh for hell's sake. It's in the same vein as reusing burial plots every hundred years or so. If we didn't take an out-with-the-old approach to matters, we'd simply run out of room.

Some old stuff is worth keeping around in the long term. Most just ends up "outdated" and gets in the way and makes everyone, including hipsters roll their eyes.
 
2021-07-21 9:01:45 PM  
Again? So soon.
 
2021-07-21 9:08:39 PM  
Maybe they'll get the Oakland A's.
 
2021-07-21 9:15:41 PM  
There are two choices. Be a UNESCO heritage site or become a modern and profitable port city. You can't have both.
 
2021-07-21 9:20:33 PM  

camaroash: Oh for hell's sake. It's in the same vein as reusing burial plots every hundred years or so. If we didn't take an out-with-the-old approach to matters, we'd simply run out of room.

Some old stuff is worth keeping around in the long term. Most just ends up "outdated" and gets in the way and makes everyone, including hipsters roll their eyes.


Yeah. So it should keep it's... what's your point again?
 
2021-07-21 9:31:05 PM  
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There's a Wal-Mart within a mile of some old Mexican pyramids. Turns out they bribed to get it built, but I guess that's how a lot of this stuff works.
Yeah, Wal-Mart and football stadiums aren't very interesting or historic.
 
2021-07-21 9:33:50 PM  

camaroash: Oh for hell's sake. It's in the same vein as reusing burial plots every hundred years or so. If we didn't take an out-with-the-old approach to matters, we'd simply run out of room.

Some old stuff is worth keeping around in the long term. Most just ends up "outdated" and gets in the way and makes everyone, including hipsters roll their eyes.


Emperor Napoleon III approves.
 
2021-07-21 9:43:22 PM  
The mantle bestowed international prestige on Liverpool, she said, but it had also accelerated a development boom that suffocated artistic life in the city. "Liverpool's shifted from being a cultural city to one that's just life everywhere else," she said.

This is a phenomenon going on everywhere worldwide. I don't think there's even a word for it. Genericfication might work. Once 'The Store' moves in it's just a slow roll to a bland homogeneous slurry of blighted urban sprawl that replicates every commercial preapocalyptic wasteland
/but hey we got a P.F. Changs! /s
 
2021-07-21 9:50:12 PM  
Derelict wasteland?

What if I wanted an ass like that?
 
2021-07-21 10:12:50 PM  
On a list of 10 things that bother the average Scouser, being delisted by UNESCO makes it to #237.
 
2021-07-21 10:45:36 PM  
Oh well, that settles it, I'm holidaying in Manchester instead.

Said absolutely no-one.
 
2021-07-22 1:01:00 AM  
The money for building the docklands area in the first place came from the benefits of the slave trade, to which Liverpool was a major contributor. Best to tear it all down and build new stuff there instead.
 
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