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What's up with all the construction around here.....

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What's up with all the construction around here.....

Arrived in CPH a couple of weeks back, and I feel like I'm in a city rebuilding itself from war, or something. This place is a wreck. Is it always this grim and construction ridden, or is this mess just temporary?

Not intending to offend the locals, just pretty shocked and disappointed with my "new" city, so far, and am hoping to god that this isn't the norm around here.

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1. Re: What's up with all the construction around here.....

Most of it in the city centre will be the extension of the metro (underground rail). I was there a couple of weeks back and didn't find it grim at all. Yes the construction's not picturesque but not like a war zone either.

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2. Re: What's up with all the construction around here.....

You are absolutely right; and all this should IMO have been better organized aesthetically.

The main projects are:

1) construction of a metro inner circle line with a lot of new stations

2) making the underground water and drainage/sewage supply lines up to date in many places in the centre of the city

3) new pavement along the Købmagergade walking street. Almost finished,

except from certain areas next to Rundetårn / The Round Tower and at

Kultorvet Square

4) redesigning the Vester Voldgade Street. Almost finished, except from the part just next to the Town Hall Square / Rådhuspladsen - with a very succesful result.

5) Some major redesigning of buildings: The D´Angleterre Hotel and the French Embassy at Kongens Nytorv; the Danish Industrial Association building at the Rådhuspladsen / Town Hall Square, etc.

6) Redesigning a part of the square at Israels Plads / Torvehallerne to a park in a brand-new style.

7) Tearing down and building new features instead of the old Scala Mall near Vesterport Station

8) Restoring the Marble Church / Frederikskirken (almost finished), and constructing a metro station there too.

9) Redesigning the Nørreport Station. Apparently, the end result will be quite spectacular.

Christianshavn, Frederiksberg and Nørrebro are unaffected by these projcts.


Edited: 8:58 am, September 12, 2012
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3. Re: What's up with all the construction around here.....

Get used to it.

And once you mix in the leafless trees, perpetual gray, rain, slush, snow and ice.....then you really have something to look forward too.

It's really adds to the depressing "ambience" of the city in general.

Great overview from Joen, by the way.

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4. Re: What's up with all the construction around here.....

Joen, you rock! Respect.

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