The Judicial Branch in Peru ordered the demolition of Cusco’s Sheraton hotel, located in block 6 of Saphy Street, in the Historic Center.
“The decision was taken by the ruling magistrate Wilber Bustamante, of the Superior Court of Justice of Cusco, and the execution of the sentence will be in charge of the Decentralized Directorate of Culture”, RPP Noticias explained.
The building, located just three blocks from the main square of Cusco, consists of seven floors when the maximum allowed for the area is two floors after in 2014 the R & G real estate irregularly processed work permits to expand the project.
For this reason, the Ministry of Culture sanctioned the real estate firm last year with a fine of 7.5 million soles. Of these, 4.2 million soles correspond to the damage caused to the national archaeological heritage due to the impact on the Inca platforms and 3.3 million soles for having exceeded the height allowed for the constructions in that area.
The International Council of Monuments and Sites (Icomos) warned last year that Cusco could lose its world heritage rating if the five plants that exceeded the allowed limit were not demolished.
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