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Decision : 30 COM 7A.30
State of Conservation (Cologne Cathedral)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7A,

2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.29, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),

3. Commends the State Party for progress made with the definition of the buffer zone and requests that the right bank of the river (Deutz side) be also included into the buffer zone of the property;

4. Requests the State Party to submit the modifications to the boundaries in accordance with Chapter III.I of the Operational Guidelines by 1 February 2007;

5. Notes with satisfaction that the high-rise building project was halted to protect the integrity of the property;

6. Recommends that the Vienna Memorandum on "World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture, Managing the Historic Urban Landscape" (2005) be taken into account for any further decisions and planning processes regarding the urban development in Cologne;

7. Further requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with an updated report by 1 February 2007, on the state of conservation of the property, describing the results of the workshops conducted on the future use and design of the Deutz area as well as any further steps undertaken in view of high-rise development and the application of the Vienna Memorandum for examination by the Committee at its 31st session in 2007;

8. Decides to remove Cologne Cathedral (Germany) from the List of World Heritage in Danger.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: EUR/NA
States Parties: Germany
Properties: Cologne Cathedral
Year: 2006
Decision Code: 30 COM 7A.30