City’s beautiful Baroque centre now on Unesco’s at-risk list over plans to build 66-metre high tower near the Stadtpark

The centre of Vienna, with its grand Baroque buildings, monuments and gardens, has been added to the Unesco list of sites in danger because of a high-rise project that the UN body says will undermine the area’s historic value.

The project, still in development, is set to extend over an area of 6,500 sq metres (70,000 sq ft) just south of the famous 19th-century Stadtpark.

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