Budapest became richer with a greener public space again
The renewed Nyugati Square in the 6th district was handed over. Mayor Istvan Tarlos said at the festive ceremony: Budapest became richer with a civilized, more livable and greener public space; after several decades, one of the busiest reception areas of the capital located at the Nyugati railway station has been renewed, hirado.hu wrote.
The capital supported the 6th district investment with nearly HUF 300 million through the Ter-Koz tender.
Istvan Tarlos said the image of Nyugati Square had not changed significantly since the early 1980s; its structure became obsolete and aesthetically objectionable. In recent decades there were only maintenances, so the reconstruction was necessary.
Among the most important changes, he mentioned that the staircase, which previously dominated the whole square, became much narrower and shorter. There is a so-called outdoor staircase next to the stairs. There will be more green spaces and trees on the square, Ter-Koz 2 tender helps its implementation – he said.
Tarlos noted that according to the plans, there will be a designated crosswalk on the Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Road, hirado.hu wrote.
Istvan Tarlos also said the square became much brighter, and the mechanical engineering has been renewed as well, including the water play and the “mushroom”, which is a popular meeting place.
The construction costs remained within the spending limits and they did not have to limit the traffic during the reconstruction from May to September – the Mayor said, adding: only the temporary relocation of a bus stop was necessary.
Zsofia Hassay, Mayor of the 6th district said, the cost of the five-month-project was HUF 509 million. The 6th district local government spent HUF 184 million on the renovation. Skala-Metro Real Estate Development Kft. contributed with HUF 30 million – she said.
Zsofia Hassay suggested that those interested visit the square after dark, since there is a unique floodlight.
Laszlo Papp, Deputy Mayor of the district said that 600 cubic meters of debris was generated and more than 1300 plants were planted. The square surfaces got an anti-graffiti coating and soon there will be four new, high-definition surveillance cameras – he noted.
based on the article of hirado.hu
translated by BA