Much is at stake for Chile and World Heritage status of the city of Valparaiso.
The approved projects for the construction of a huge shopping mall – Mall Plaza Baron, and the development of an enormous port Terminal 2 along the city coast are cause of major concerns.
If recommendations in the report by the ICOMOS (UNESCO) delegation, who visited the city of Valparaiso in November 2013, are neglected, the 2014 UNESCO assembly might well decide to take away the World Heritage status granted to the city in 2003.
More information in local online newspaper (in spanish) El Martutino
Full ICOMOS UNESCO commission report
Feb. 23rd: Valparaiso Downhill 2014
Pure action and adrenaline!
This is the most sensational urban event of the year, young heroes descending the steep streets of the city, offering a show for the huge crowds along the track.
Great video introducing the track and jumps, “2nd round of City Downhill World Tour 2014 VCA track walk”:
Not for everyone, this is what it feels like on a bike