Omonia Square set to receive a much-needed revamp


Omonoia Square in the morning 2011.

Omonia Square, located in the heart of the Greek capital, is set to undergo much-needed restoration work.

According to the Athens municipality, the project is part of an effort to improve living conditions in Athens.

An announcement on Thursday also revealed that a number of small-scale works will begin this week and are expected to significantly contribute to the square’s prime operation and safety.

During the next weeks, the municipality’s crew will replace the square’s surface with plates of cool pavement materials to reduce heat effects during the summer months and this way contribute to the square’s environmental upgrade.

The municipality also plans to create a seating area – which had existed in the past but was removed – and they will reopen the square’s fountains.

“We will proceed with the necessary revamp works with the use of environmentally-friendly materials,” Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis said, adding that the square will be more safe and operational after the completion of the restoration works.

The restoration project will also include repairs to the square’s waterproofing system and upgrades to drainage infrastructure.

*Source: GTP Headlines