Chichen Itza
Gebel Berkal

World Heritage Site

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'Threatened' by Tunnels

WHS where there are/have been plans to build a tunnel regarded by UNESCO/ICOMOS as potentially damaging to the OUV of the site (irrespective of whether the site of the Tunnel is inside the Inscribed/Buffer zones or not).

The connection belongs to Damaged connections.

Connected Sites

  • Kakadu National Park: Jabiluka Uranium mine tunnel  Link
  • Meidan Emam, Esfahan: "State of conservation report raised concerns about the Metro now well under construction parts due to open in 2012) The 2012 WHC decided as follows "... requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the property to consider the impact of the current metro constructions on the property and its wider setting;"
  • Old City of Jerusalem: The Western Wall Tunnel
  • Prague: "The Blanka tunnel, which is to form part of a planned ring road around the city, runs only a few hundred metres from the protected area of Prague Castle."  Link
  • Stonehenge: ICOMOS-UK have ojected to numerous tunnel options for Stonehenge  Link
  • Works of Antoni Gaudí: Madrid-Barcelona high speed Train line Link


Do you know of another WHS we could connect to 'Threatened' by Tunnels?

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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source