Liverpool's World Heritage Status was confirmed at a meeting of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee in Suzhou, near Shanghai. It means the city now ranks alongside other world heritage locations such as the Taj Mahal, Stonehenge and the Pyramids.
Liverpool's bid was based on it's [sic] maritime history and significance as a port in the period of Britain's greatest global influence. The area covered by World Heritage Status includes several parts of the city centre including the waterfront, the commercial area of warehouses and merchant's [sic] houses around Duke Street and the William Brown Street area.
An inspired decision, if I might say so.