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City news, 29.08.2001 14:04

New Look of Nevsky Prospect

Nevsky Prospekt

Nevsky prospect will soon appear in a new elegant look. Its complex reconstruction is one of the main aspects in the programme of preparation for the St. Petersburg's 300th anniversary.

In particular, it includes the pavements renovation: both Nevsky prospect sides will have been paved with perennial granite tile by Octobre 20.

This was announced by Alexander Vahmistrov, Petersburg.s vice-governor at yesterday meeting of the city accomplishment headquarter. It is also planned to

reconstruct facades of a number of houses in Nevsky which are of great historical and cultural value. Among them. Theatre of Comedy, Eliseevsky shop, Russian National Library, the Writers Store, Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace, former City Duma.

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