Historic Centre of Puebla
Factors affecting the property in 2000*
- Commercial development
- Deliberate destruction of heritage
- Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Urban development project including the demolition of a great number of colonial constructions
- Earthquake in 1999
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2000
Total amount approved : 68,000 USD
|1999||Emergency measures to repair and consolidate the ... (Approved)||50,000 USD|
|1994||Expert services to advise on the further development of ... (Approved)||18,000 USD|
Missions to the property until 2000**
June 1994: UNESCO expert mission
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2000
In May 2000, a general report on work on the Convents of San Francisco, in Tochimilco, and San Agustín, in Puebla, was submitted by the State Party. It was followed by a report in July 2000 on the advances of consolidation and restoration work done in the whole region affected by the earthquakes in 1999, detailing that 93 % of the work was concluded, with only 298 buildings still in state of repair.
Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 2000
Summary of the interventions
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2000
No draft Decision
The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).