Place de la Constitution in Luxembourg City-Centre, pictured, is about to get a make-over
Photo: Nader Ghavami/archives
Cars and buses will be banned from the square at the foot of the Gëlle Fra (golden lady) statue and a lift installed to breathe new life into the area.
Responding to a parliamentary question from François Benoy (déi Gréng), public works minister François Bausch (déi Gréng) said Place de la Constitution was symbolically important because it immortalises those who died in WWI, and an economic one as an attraction for tourists.
“Its use as a car park for cars and bus stop for tourist buses does not increase its potential urban standing,” the minister wrote on 5 April. “The creation of a real public meeting space without cars could largely increase the standing of the place and improve” the living environment.
He explained that a working group recently discussed improvements and a public tender will be launched in the coming months.
Bausch wrote: “The object of the tender is to determine the reorganization of Place de la Constitution and its surroundings, with a view to integrate this area in the public spaces of the city and ensure a quality link with the centre via boulevard Roosevelt, on the one hand, and the Pétrusse valley, on the other.”