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

11 Historic buildings dominated by modern skylines Features Our Articles Random History

The Acropolis – Athens, Greece

11 Historic buildings dominated by modern skylines Features Our Articles Random History

Tower of London – London, England

11 Historic buildings dominated by modern skylines Features Our Articles Random History

The Great Pyramids – Cairo, Egypt

11 Historic buildings dominated by modern skylines Features Our Articles Random History

Shinto Shrine – Honolulu, Hawaii

11 Historic buildings dominated by modern skylines Features Our Articles Random History

Dolmabahce Palace – Istanbul, Turkey

11 Historic buildings dominated by modern skylines Features Our Articles Random History

Blue Mosque – Istanbul, Turkey

11 Historic buildings dominated by modern skylines Features Our Articles Random History

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

11 Historic buildings dominated by modern skylines Features Our Articles Random History

Tower Bridge – London, England

11 Historic buildings dominated by modern skylines Features Our Articles Random History

Unnamed Medieval Castle – Hunedoara, Romania

11 Historic buildings dominated by modern skylines Features Our Articles Random History

Grimaldi Palace – Monte Carlo, Monaco

11 Historic buildings dominated by modern skylines Features Our Articles Random History

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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