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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.
ICOMOS 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.
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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.
19 December 2012 - Update: West Wing of the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong receives grade 1 listing and will be re-used to house Department of Justice
ICOMOS is pleased to report that the Board of the Hong Kong Antiquities Authority announced on Monday, 17 December 2012, that the West Wing of the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong, for which ICOMOS had issued a Heritage Alert in June 2012, will be retained in government use, and the whole site will be graded 1, the highest grade under the Hong Kong legislation. The site will be used to house Department of Justice offices rather than being sold for a commercial development.
July 22, 2013
One of the leading International organizations for the protection of 20th Century Cultural Heritage – the International Council on Monuments and Sites International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage (ICOMOS ISC20C), wishes to express its concern regarding the alarming situation now facing the future of Sydney’s Darling Harbour Precinct (Darling Harbour). Built for the 1988 Australian Bi-Centennial Celebration, Darling Harbour is currently under threat from a government plan to redevelop a large part of the area for commercial and residential development.