Liverpool aerial zipline to be approved despite fears of ‘Disneyification’ of historic city centre
The £4 million ride will whip daredevils from the famous Radio City Tower to the roof of Central Library. The trajectory of the ride will be along Grade I listed St George’s Hall, the 19th century World Museum and the heritage site of St John’s Gardens.
Many heritage organisations have criticised the plan as they fear it would cheapen Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage status. “It’s madness,” Councillor Nick Small told The Independent. “It’s completely wrong for the area. St John’s Gardens is home to several war memorials. That’s not the right place for people to be screaming above head on a zip wire.”
The proposal was be presented to the Planning Committee of the City Council of Liverpool yesterday.