Wenceslas Square To Undergo Reconstruction

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Wenceslas Square will receive a new image this year. A project designed by Jakub Cigler will implement more greenery, more space for pedestrians and a wider promenade, while trams currently cutting through the square will be rerouted and car traffic will be severely restricted.

The Mayor of Prague Oldřich Lomecký said: “ A zoning decision to revitalize the lower part of Wenceslas Square in the section Na Příkopě to Vodičkova became legally valid and enforceable.”   The sidewalk will be expanded by a quarter to 17 meters. Some 70 parking spaces will disappear at the bottom of the square, and fewer that 20 will remain. 

There will also be fewer parking spaces in the square, in fact, seven dozen of them will disappear on the lower end, and asphalt will replace split granite pavement in some areas. On the side of the square by palác Koruna, there will be another row of trees. Plane trees will be added to the lime trees. 

New water nozzles and sprinklers will appear while Jindřišská and Vodičkova streets will no longer be accessible. Mayor Adriana Krnáčová commented that reconstruction is vital. “Now we are waiting for building permits, but some sub-projects could begin soon, "Vaclavak" should be the center of social life.”

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