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11/11/2011 08:27 am ET Updated Jan 11, 2012

Seville To Lose UNESCO World Heritage Status? (PHOTOS)

A nearly 600-foot tall skyscraper being built near Seville's city center could jeopardize the historic city's UNESCO status.

The Daily Mail reports that the Pelli Tower, which will be headquarters to the Cajasol bank, will overshadow such sights as the Alcazar royal palace, the Archivo de Indias, and a cathedral built in 1403 that is the oldest Gothic building in Europe.

A delegation from UNESCO has toured the city to see how the skyscraper might affect views within Seville. It's been reported that if Sevillle is added to the World Heritage endangered sites, it will lose its spot on the UNESCO list.

Seville has long been a destination for travelers looking to experience the heritage of Spain. Its location makes it an ideal spot for day trips to other neighboring cities.

For other places on the World Heritage List check out our slideshow below.

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