But businesses and cultural organizations said they kept hope for the future of Liverpool.
Liverpool became only the third site to lose its heritage status worldwide since the start of the coveted list in 1978.
The decision was described as "not understoodoutspoken "by city mayor Joa nne Anderson, who said she would work to consider whether Liverpool can appeal the decision.
Real estate developer Tim Heatley said his company Capital & Centric has "invested several million in Liverpool ".
"As soon as a building or a city stops evolving, it becomes abandoned "he said. caption of the image Tim Heatley said that "it 's not worth hanging on to the status " if it held back the city / figcaption>
Mr Heatley said: "While it is a pity that he no longer has the badge, if that status were to hold the town back, it is not worth worth hanging onto.
"Visitors and investors alike will always want to be a part of it in the future.
Biennial Festival Director, Liverpool Sam Lackey said organizers were "extremely disappointed with the decision".
image copyright Mark McNulty image caption Sam Lackey said events in the city will continue to uphold the "international significance of Liverpool
"However, the city and our cultural partners are resilient, collaborative and absolutely committed to its heritage and history "she added.
She said Liverpool " will continue to highlight the international importance of the region ".
'The docks will survive '
Make Liverpool is a creative organization based in the northern docksfrom the city.
"Unesco doesn 't really matter to the people on the ground, " said group director Liam Kelly.
“This elevated entity has determined that the docks are at risk, which is a bit confusing as the northern docks are mostly barren wasteland,” Mr Kelly said.
image copyright LIAMr. KELLY image caption Liam Kelly said independent developers "can only worry in the short term
He added that independent developers may be concerned about reputation and trust in the short term, he believes the concern is "unfounded ".
Open Eye Gallery is located on Mann Island, on the waterfront.
Executive Director For Sarah Fisher, the city has "done a lot to preserve historic buildings ".
"I hope Liverpool can appeal ", a she declared. "I also hope that more thought will be given to how Unesco can support cities that need to regenerate and that are simultaneously working hard to preserve their heritage.
Image copyright Bernard Rose image caption Bernard Rose has photographed the redevelopment of the waterfront since 1974
Photographer Bernard Rose has documented the redevelopment of the city since 1974.
He said: "Some of the glass structures have no soul, but I don't think that is a reason for the status be rem oved. "
" We cannot stand still. We must move forward.
"The development of Bramley Dock is very importantboth for jobs and will be a big boom for the economy. " La Hfrance.fr is not responsible for the content of external sites. See the original tweet on Twitter
The news The city's campaign was created by Chris Brown, Director of Marketing Liverpool, to reinforce the fact that people can still visit sites that meet World Heritage standards in Liverpool.
He said: " When you lose something, people assume it's over. But the decision doesn't stop our momentum. "
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