London landmarks' heritage status
threatened by rising skyline

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Dezeen Wire:
 the ongoing construction of skyscrapers in central London has caused the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to reconsider the status of the Tower of London and the Palace of Westminster as recognised sites of historical significance – Evening Standard

UNESCO are concerned that The Shard by architect Renzo Piano near the Tower of London and the 43-storey Doon Street tower on the opposite side of the river Thames from Westminster are having a negative impact on the views and historical integrity of the landmarks. It could place them on its "at risk" register, which would damage their appeal to international tourists.

See our previous story in which Renzo Piano says The Shard "will be loved" by the public and UNESCO's announcement of 25 new additions to the World Heritage List from earlier this year.