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Nominations of Cultural Properties to the World Heritage List (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus)
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Inscribes Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), India, on the World Heritage List on the basis of cultural criteria (ii) and (iv):
Criterion (ii): Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus of Mumbai (formerly Bombay) exhibits an important interchange of influences from Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture, and from Indian traditional buildings. It became a symbol for Mumbai as a major mercantile port city on the Indian subcontinent within the British Commonwealth.
Criterion (iv): Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is an outstanding example of late 19th century railway architecture in the British Commonwealth, characterized by
Victorian Gothic Revival and traditional Indian features, as well as its advanced structural and technical solutions.
2. Recommends that, considering the high architectural quality and character of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, restoration be undertaken by appropriately trained
and qualified companies and specialists;
3. Taking note of the high quality of the urban fabric in the Fort Precinct where Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the focal point, and which forms a fine example of development in 19th-century Mumbai,
4. Encourages the State Party to make every effort to guarantee the integrity of the Fort Precinct for the future.
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