11 Historic buildings dominated by modern skylines

With the news that developments on London South Bank threaten Westminster’s UNESCO World Heritage status it has got us thinking about the context of our most beloved heritage sites.

When they were originally built they were the feature of the city, town or country they situated. However, modern developments threaten their context and they no longer hold the same presence they once did – for instance the ongoing story of the Tower of London’s UNESCO status being revoked due to its surrounding skyscrapers – god forbid!

Here are 11 examples of old buildings completely dominated by modern skylines…

Coliseum – Rome, Italy

Coliseum - Rome, Italy

The Acropolis – Athens, Greece

The Acropolis - Athens, Greece

Tower of London – London, England

Tower of London - London, England

The Great Pyramids – Cairo, Egypt

The Great Pyramids - Cairo, Egypt

Shinto Shrine – Honolulu, Hawaii

Shinto Shrine - Honolulu, Hawaii

Dolmabahce Palace – Istanbul, Turkey

Dolmabahce Palace - Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque – Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – New York, New York

St. Patrick's Cathedral - New York, New York

Tower Bridge – London, England

Tower Bridge - London, England

Unnamed Medieval Castle – Hunedoara, Romania

Unnamed Medieval Castle - Hunedoara, Romania

Grimaldi Palace – Monte Carlo, Monaco

Grimaldi Palace - Monte Carlo, Monaco

Do you think modern buildings add to the diversity of the historic landscape? Or do you want to bulldoze everything built this century? Let us know what you think!

Historical Honey 2013 ©

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