ICOMOS international and ICOMOS Austria have written to the Mayor of the City of Vienna to express their deep concern at the situation of the Otto-Wagner-Hospital, Steinhof, in Vienna, owned by the City of Vienna.

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The ICC Berlin is a landmark of former West Berlin. Its relevance has long been accepted by the scientific community in Germany. Important institutions (the Architectural Association of Berlin, the Bund Heimat und Umwelt in Deutschland, the Monument Council of Berlin, the Association of Conservationists in Germany) have argued publicly for the listing of the ICC. 

Y-block, Government Quarter, Oslo, Norway. Architect Erling Viksjø. Artist: Pablo Picasso. Photo: Teigens Fotoatelier, 1969-72, Dextra Photo.The International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage (ISC20C) of ICOMOS has released an International  Heritage Alert regarding the threatened demolition of the Y-block of the Government Quarter in Oslo, Norway. This action supports the conservation initiatives of ICOMOS Norway and confirms international concern about threats to the heritage significance of this important modern heritage complex in the centre of Oslo.

Images : The Trapezitsa hill in the town of Veliko Tirnovo is a declared National Archaeological Reserve. The photo on the left was taken a few years ago, the photo on the right in 2014 - showing the significant reconstruction works. © Stefan BelishkiICOMOS has sent a letter to the Bulgarian national authorities to alert them on the destructive impact of ongoing large-scale reconstructions over existing archeological sites in the country. It has also offered its expert support in organizing the process of heritage preservation. 

Paris, 18 April 2014

ICOMOS, through its International Scientific Committee on Historic Towns and Villages (CIVVIH) and its Romanian National Committee, has expressed its strong concerns about the safeguarding of the heritage of the historic city of Bucharest in a letter addressed to the highest authorities in the Romanian national government, the Romanian Ministry of Culture and the Bucharest city administration on Friday 18 April 2014, the International Day for Monuments and Sites.

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