UNESCO Gives Warning on Tower of London Status

The United Nations cultural body UNESCO has warned that the Tower of London may be in danger of losing its World Heritage status, and has asked the United Kingdom to submit by 2007 a report on measures being taken to protect the Tower.

While planning regulations exist to prevent historic sites in London from being damaged, they may be insufficient or may not have been applied appropriately. UNESCO says that skyscrapers near the Tower are "overshadowing" it, preventing it from being seen in its historical context.