deputy director of the Renovation and Protection Office of the Isfahan
Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department announced on Saturday that the
emergency exits will be installed at the current locations of the water
Khajuii said that Isfahan Province cultural officials warned that the
emergency exits would damage the Safavid era fountains.
water fountains are located one-meter below ground level. Streams
beginning in the Upper Chahar-Bagh neighborhood head toward the
Chahar-Bagh Abbasi fountains. The destruction of the Upper Chahar-Bagh
fountains would therefore also damage the Abbasi Chahar-Bagh fountains, he
latest Isfahan Metro maps indicate that the metro trains will also pass
under the historical Naqsh-e Jahan Square.
believe that the historical monuments of the square will be threatened by
the vibrations caused by metro trains passing under the neighborhood.
the 29th Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee held in Durban,
South Africa last July, committee members asked the government of Iran to
make efforts to register the historical and cultural neighborhood around
Naqsh-e Jahan Square on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
neighborhood includes the Friday Mosque, Chahar-Bagh Abbasi St., the Upper
Chahar-Bagh neighborhood, the Khaju Bridge, and the Si-o-Se Pol Bridge.