Let me clarify that the place still exists, it wasn’t wiped out, it was UNESCO that took the title. In all, there were 32 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the UK, now if it has even less.
This is the Liverpool Waterfront which is included in the list for being a major maritime trading city. Also, given the city’s importance as a trading port at the time of Britain’s greatest global influence. This award is also a reflection of Liverpool’s great architectural heritage, with the Albert Basin housing more National Historic buildings than anywhere else in the country.
The waterfront has been on the list since 2004, but by 2012 it was in danger of starting to build luxury office and apartment buildings that ruined the historic vibe. Thirteen of the eighteen delegates voted to remove Liverpool from the list.
The city of Liverpool has apparently done its best to convince UNESCO that it deserves to be on the list and in any case not be removed during the pandemic, given the latter’s impact on tourism. The Tower of London is also at risk of falling off the list for the same reason.