"BLACK AND WHITE PAST; PRESENT IN COLOUR" - Part 5
Although in Kraków we value tradition and take pride in our past, we also do acknowledge the constant changes taking place around us. Buildings are rising, we are driving down brand new streets and historic spots are being restored to glory. Find out the differences between Kraków A.D. 2000 and the city’s current self by visiting the open-air exhibition by the Wyspiański Pavilion – “Black and White Past, Present in Colour; or what has changed in Kraków in the 21st century”.
The construction of the Łagiewnicka Route has not only helped to relieve traffic congestion in this part of the city, but has also had a major impact on the local environment. As part of the works in the so-called Białe Morza area, 470,000 m³ of the waste heap from the former Solvay soda works was excavated and removed, resulting in more green areas in the area. The investment also included 5.5 kilometres of cycle paths and many new recreation areas: playing fields, skate parks and outdoor gyms.
The Mogilskie Roundabout is one of Kraków’s most important traffic junctions. Therefore, its reconstruction, which began in 2006, was crucial for traffic flow in this part of the city - 8100 square metres of carriageway were made! In order to create the lower level of the roundabout, it was necessary to lower the whole area by five metres, thanks to which fragments of the historic fort - Bastion V Lubicz - were discovered during the works.
To enjoy all the images featured in the exhibition, please visit OTOFOTO digital photo gallery.
Images and data courtesy of: Krakowskie Holding Komunalny SA in Kraków, Miejskie Centrum Obsługi Oświaty in Kraków, Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne SA in Kraków, Muzeum Fotografii w Krakowie, Muzeum Krakowa, TAURON Arena Kraków, Trasa Łagiewnicka SA, Zarząd Infrastruktury Sportowej w Krakowie, Zarząd Inwestycji Miejskich w Krakowie, Zarząd Transportu Publicznego w Krakowie and Zarząd Zieleni Miejskiej w Krakowie.