Prague’s Jiřího z Poděbrad Square to get complete renovation
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Prague’s Jiřího z Poděbrad Square to get complete renovation

Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad will be getting a facelift to make it more user-friendly. The Prague 3 district is seeking public input on the plan, and has an information booth on the square until June 10. People can also send comments online until June 30. “Prague 3 has been trying to completely reconstruct náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad since 2000,” Prague 3 Mayor Jiří Ptáček said on the Prague 3 website. “The current arrangement from the end of the 1970s and start of the 1980s creates a number of areas that occupy valuable space, but do not fulfill their function.” He added that the square is an important public space featuring a modern architectural gem, the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik, built 1929–32. Ptáček said the goal is to create a square where people from across generations we will spend time. “Let's make this plan together. We now have a unique opportunity to collaborate on the future form of Jiřák,” he said, using the informal name of the square. via Raymond Johnston The proposed changes include adding 154 new trees planted in organized rows, bringing the total to 247, making new crosswalks where metal…

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