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Decision 33 COM 7B.90
Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn (Austria) (C 786)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.83, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),

3. Notes that the State Party maintained the moratorium on construction of the project;

4. Expresses its continuing concern that the project plans for the new Kometgründe-Meidling structure exceed the 60m height which the State Party had agreed to maintain in June 2006;

5. Requests the State Party to ensure that construction of the Kometgründe-Meidling project remains halted until the World Heritage Committee has examined satisfactorily its potential impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property;

6. Urges the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, as soon as possible, the visual impact studies requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd session in order to review any potential adverse impacts of the proposed building of 73m on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property;

7. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, as soon as possible, detailed plans of the new hotel complex adjacent to the Technical Museum, as well as the high-rise construction plan of the city of Vienna, for review by ICOMOS;

8. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2011, a report on the issues above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.

Decision Code
33 COM 7B.90
Themes
Conservation
States Parties 1
Year
2009
State of conservation reports
2009 Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
Documents
WHC-09/33.COM/20
Final Decisions of the 33rd Session of the World Heritage Committee (Seville, 2009)
Context of Decision
WHC-09/33.COM/7B