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Decision : 30 COM 7B.57
State of Conservation (Meidan Emam, Esfahan)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.54, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),

3. Commends the State Party for its firm commitment and its actions taken regarding the demolition of the structures negatively affecting the outstanding universal value of the property;

4. Notes with concern that the implementation of the demolition work is late as compared with the commitment and timetable set out by the State Party in its letter of 25 January 2006;

5. Encourages the State Party, in consultation with the local authorities, to fully implement Decision 29 COM 7B.54 concerning the height of the commercial complex, specifically to reduce the height to 12 metres for its eastern side, closer to the property, and to 24 metres for its western side, including the tower, in accordance with existing building regulations in the area and with a view to ensure the conservation of the authentic setting and integrity of the historic city of Esfahan surrounding the Meidan Emam World Heritage property;

6. Congratulates the State Party on its firm commitment to the possible extension of the property;

7. Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with an updated report on the above-mentioned demolition by 1 February 2007, for examination by the Committee at its 31st session in 2007.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: APA
States Parties: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Properties: Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Year: 2006
Decision Code: 30 COM 7B.57