Proyecto de repavimentación ad-portas

Este jueves en la tarde, en las oficinas del Programa BID para Valparaíso, se producirá una importante reunión de trabajo entre la directiva de la Junta de Vecinos y personeros del programa BID involucrados en la repavimentación del cerro prevista para principios del año próximo. Tanto la directiva anterior como la actual han estado proactivos en hacer del proyecto una mejor oportunidad de mejorar el barrio y beneficiar a todos quienes habitan el patrimonio. La metodología usada por las autoridades municipales en este proyecto fue participativa al punto que el proyecto original se alteró significativamente gracias a que escucharon a los vecinos. Destacamos el hecho que echaron pie atrás en la idea de eliminar las veredas pues avizoraron el peligro de escurrimiento de las abundantes aguas del invierno. Pedimos también que se buscara por todos los medios mantener el mayor número de adoquines, lo que está en esudio por parte del Serviu. Propusimos el cableado subterráneo...pero no se considerará.

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Adonde se puede se deben reusar los antiguos adoquines. Tienen un gran valor patrimonial que entregan carácter a nuestro cerro. Sería horrible si se hace una intervención con nuevos adoquines que además no tienen la misma calidad o una intervención adonde se usa otro material que el adoquin.

Las piedras de granito en las veredas deben ser reutilizados también.

¿Porque no ejecutar un pequeño tramo como prueba de fuega, ya que estamos interviniendo una zona de valor patrimonial mundial. Propongo el tramo Pasaje Beethoven y después veremos si realmente queremos esto en todo el Cerro.

Una mega-intervención de todo el Cerro si no resulta bien tendrá sin duda consecuencias negativas en la evaluación por parte de la UNESCO.

Presidente Comisión Patrimonio
Junta de Vecinos N°28

Adoquines son un elemento pétreo esencial que identifica al barrio puerto de Valparaíso y sus cerros adyacentes cuya historia y petrografía permite establecer una secuencia de evolución desde el empedrado, pasando al enlosado con lajas (esquistos) a adoquinado a partir de 1855 cuando se comienza a utilizar adoquines ingleses y suecos traidos como lastre en navios mercantes desde Liverpool, Inglaterra...
(extraído de http://geoscience101.blogspot.com/2006/12/adoquines-son-un-elemento-ptre...)

más antecedentes en el último comentario del artículo http://www.cerroconcepcion.org/?q=node/39

UNESCO
WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION
WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE
27th ordinary session
(30 June – 5 July 2003)
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris
EVALUATIONS OF CULTURAL PROPERTIES
In terms of the categories of cultural property set out in
Article 1 of the 1972 World Heritage Convention, this is a
group of buildings. In terms of Operational Guidelines for
the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention, this
is a section of a living historic town.

Brief description:
The colonial city of Valparaíso presents an example of late
19th century urban and architectural development in Latin
America. In its natural amphitheatre-like setting, the city is
characterized by a vernacular urban fabric adapted to the
hillsides, contrasted with a varied geometrical layout in the
plain, and highlighted by church spires of great variety.
The city has well preserved its interesting early-industrial
infrastructures, such as the numerous ‘elevators’ on the
steep hillsides.
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Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción:

Historically, these two hills, separated by Urriola Street, form a single
neighbourhood. To a large extent, this was planned and
developed by German and English immigrants, starting
from the first half of the 19th century. The area combines
the different types of public spaces of Valparaíso: squares,
viewing points, promenades, alleyways, stairways, the
elevators’ top station and the havens usually formed by
street intersections and bifurcations. The buildings have
examples of different ways of adaptation to the inclined
terrain, including the use of the roof as a fifth façade. The
traditional residential architecture incorporates the styles
characteristic of the native countries of the first
inhabitants, the British and German immigrants. Wood is
the predominant building material, both in structures and
finishes, but corrugated metal is also common. The
materials were often imported as ballast on ships that
would return loaded to Europe.

Justification by the State Party (summary)

The universal value of Valparaíso lies basically in that it is
an exceptional section of the heritage left by a period of
history with worldwide implications that typified the
modern age - the industrial age and its associated trade. On
the one hand, Valparaíso is an extremely authentic, integral
testimony of that period and, on the other hand, it is one of
the monuments which shows the creative, globalizing
ability of the universal culture of the decades around 1900
with a greater degree of consistency and harmony.
Criterion iii: Few eras in the history of humanity have led
to such significant changes in people's lives in such a short
period of time as the Industrial Age. This is true not only
because of particular changes in labour and production
relations, but particularly because of the high degree of
creativity that it was able to introduce into all kinds of
things. This process had undoubtedly achieved such a
depth and extent towards the end of the 19th century that
one can say that it constituted a cultural tradition that was
able to propose a way of life, a way of seeing things
(Weltanschauung), a morality, particular customs,
technology, scientific know-how and a series of schools of
art. This culture disappeared in the 20th century.
Few towns conserve those testimonies, for their ports had
to be transformed, new warehouses had to be built,
railways had to be modernized and their urban fabric had
to be transformed to incorporate modern buildings. In
contrast, after having been the first major port after the
difficult passage through the Strait of Magellan and having
become the most important port in the South Pacific,
Valparaíso stopped forming part of international trade
routes after the opening of the Panama Canal. This
circumstance, which meant that the town entered into a
process of economic backwardness, has led to the fact that
it is now an exceptionally authentic example of that
cultural tradition.

The exceptional nature of this property, however, does not
only lie in its tremendous authenticity, but also in the
series of highly innovative human creations that this
cultural tradition was able to produce to cope with a
peculiar geographical milieu. To do so, it availed itself of
the best of the age’s industrial tradition and technologies,
of avant-garde architecture, of vernacular influences
introduced by immigrants and sailors, of a spirit of enterprise and of the will to consolidate a modern,
progressive urban community.

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