The new City Gate and Parliament
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The new City Gate and Parliament

Picture above shows a model of how the entrance to Valletta should look in four years' time.

The present gate will be replaced by a breach in the bastions which will be just eight metres wide. The bridge will be similarly narrowed. At the right of the breach is the lift which will carry people from the ditch. The parking lot in the ditch will be replaced by a garden. The road above City Gate will disappear.

The Yellow Garage tunnel will also be used as one of the entrances to the new Parliament House.

Parliament House can be seen on what is currently Freedom Square. Parliament House will consist of two buildings built on stilts. The ground floor, which will be a transparent, will house a museum of Maltese history and political development.

The model also shows how the shops currently at the foot of St James Cavalier will be removed.

See also:

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20090627/local/revealed-the-new-face-of-valletta

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20090627/local/a-project-to-unite-the-people-in-pride-gonzi

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20090627/local/a-new-theatre-from-the-old-opera-house-ruins

http://www.timesofmalta.com/blogs/view/20090628/andrew-borg-cardona/but-i-wanted-a-train-set

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20090622/local/renzo-piano-interviewed

The designs are available at:

www.opm.gov.mt/vallettaprojects

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