Why Liverpool lost UNESCO status . . . https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/liverpool-loses-unesco-world-heritage-status-180978252/
The new construction on the waterfront that “destroyed” the city’s maritime character. Everton’s new football stadium, I believe it’s a rendition. No longer a stroll across the park for the Merseyside Derby. Perhaps another reason to lose the UNESCO status.
The Benefits of Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site
There are a few benefits to being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site:
Press and Popularity. The first benefit, however, is all about tourism. Once a site has been recognized, it becomes more attractive to travelers and therefore travel writers and other news organizations will help spread the word. The site suddenly has a certain status that it didn’t have before, and for many countries, this could help bring new economic benefits.
Funding. The site is eligible to receive funds for its protection and conservation. Since it is declared something of historical significance, it is understood worldwide that it needs to be preserved. The site will also have access to global project management resources if a repair is needed or if more options for tourism is needed to ensure the site’s protection.
Protection during a war. Once declared, the site becomes protected under Geneva convention against destruction during a war.