(ANSA) – NAPLES, APRIL 05 – From today the Neapolitans will be able to walk on the entire Piazza Municipio freed after twenty years from the construction site for the construction of the subway. Citizens as well as tourists can walk the center of the square characterized by a long white ‘slot’, a slit made in the floor, which will constitute a sort of suggestive ‘telescope’ facing from the port towards the Vomero hill and Castel. Sant’Elmo and at the same time will bring sunlight to the rooms below. On the sides of the pedestrian area there are two traffic lanes. To the lane already open on the left side, looking at the sea, the lane on the right side will be added. And if on the surface the works are concluded, in the lower part work continues to create the pedestrian connection that will lead directly to the port and to the Maritime Station. The areas – reported Cosenza – were delivered yesterday to the concessionaire and by the end of the year there will therefore also be the opening of the square on the sea side. ” It took over 20 years to complete this part of the square and we still haven’t finished – underlined Ennio Cascetta, president of Metropolitana di Napoli spa – but it was one of the most important and difficult construction sites in the entire history of the city’s underground “.
” We reopen a part of the square which represents one of the most important places in the city not only from a symbolic point of view but also because it is one of the most significant transport hubs ”, said the mayor of Naples, Gaetano Manfredi. “The central space of the square is completely pedestrian. ‘We hope – he added – that it will become a meeting place and we will animate it with cultural and exhibition initiatives and activities so that it becomes a space where citizens feel at home. square there will also be the archaeological area which will subsequently be opened and therefore will also represent a significant tourist and cultural attraction ”. (ANSA).
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