Budapest’s Blaha Lujza Square, which has undergone a complete revamp, was inaugurated on Saturday. The renovation lasted 1.5 years.
After 55 years, one of Budapest’s busiest intersections with a significant historical and intellectual heritage has received a new look thanks to the investment of the Municipality of Budapest with the professional support of the Municipalities of the 7th and 8th districts. The first objective of the modernisation was to make Blaha Lujza Square a barrier-free junction, Index reports.
Gergely Karácsony, the city’s mayor, said his administration had created a park in the heart of the capital. Katalin Walter, general manager of the Budapest Transport Centre (BKK), said the square named after a celebrated Hungarian actress was now “very different” and was now “worthy of its name and its past”.
Zsolt Láng, the government commissioner for the development of the Central Hungarian Economic Development Zone, said the square had been in a poor state for decades but the project had been long and drawn-out, and was not how the previous city administration had envisioned its implementation.
Source: Index, MTI, BKK