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Decision : 32 COM 7B.82
Historic Centre of Vienna (Austria) (C 1033)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add,

2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.83, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3. Urges the State Party to:

a) halt the construction of the 100 m building of the Vienna Central Train Station project, the height of which would protrude above the trees on one side of the Belvedere Palace Park;

b) carry out, in collaboration with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, a comprehensive visual impact assessment of the entire project, fully sensitive to impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and addressing the parameters included in the ICOMOS report of November 2007;

4. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, a report including the results of the visual impact assessment on its efforts to respond to the above for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009.

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Austria
Year: 2008
Decision Code: 32 COM 7B.82