Under stringent heritage guidelines, a maximum height of 18m or roughly five storeys was set for new buildings in the two zones.
Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, said, “Now, we’re caught in a conundrum. If we allow the buildings to go ahead, we may risk the status, but if we stop the buildings, we could be sued for hundreds of millions which will definitely bankrupt the local council."
What are your thoughts? Should this building give way to a high-rise in the name of development?
An artist’s impression of the Rice Miller boutique hotel which will be built in Weld Quay, George Town. It is one of four projects to be carried out in the island’s heritage zone, a move that could threaten Penang’s World Heritage Site listing.
Source: The Star