Another Tirana Park Falls Prey to Concrete

Another Tirana Park Falls Prey to Concrete

In a Facebook post, activist group “Citizens for the Park” have denounced yet another construction project in Tirana. According to the activists, the Municipality of Tirana is planning a construction project of 100,000 sq.m. in the public park near the police office in an area know is the “Bus Station” along Rruga e Kavajës. According […]

How the Two Main Squares in Durrës Will Change

How the Two Main Squares in Durrës Will Change

The Municipality of Durrës is expected to begin its works in one of the main squares of the city, the one of Martyrs’ Cemetery. The project for the revitalization of this square foresees that on both sides of the Martyr’s Cemetery two important buildings for the city will be built, the Palace of Justice and the Prosecutor’s Office. […]

KKT Approves New Skyscraper in Central Tirana

KKT Approves New Skyscraper in Central Tirana

As Exit already announced in August 2016, Prime Minister Edi Rama has decided to construct a new skyscraper behind the Tirana International Hotel. Yesterday, the National Territorial Council (KKT), which is chaired by Prime Minister Rama, approved the construction of 111-meter tower in the center of Tirana. According to documents secured by Gazeta Shqiptare, the […]

Pazar i Ri, Government Claims AADF Project as Its Own

Pazar i Ri, Government Claims AADF Project as Its Own

On March 14, during the inauguration of the Pazar i Ri (New Bazaar) in Tirana, Prime Minister Edi Rama “forgot” to mention that the initiator and main investor of the urban regeneration project was not the government, but the Albanian–American Development Foundation (AADF). Prime Minister Rama, who turned the opening into a premature election rally, only […]

The Sail That Buries Its Heritage

The Sail That Buries Its Heritage

Hospitality and enthusiasm in the peaceful shores When the Prussian Cavalry officer Wilhelm von Wied and his convoy entered the bay of Durrës, traveling in a yacht offered by the Austrian Admiralty, at midday of March 7, they were amazed by what they saw: in front of them on the mainland, underneath the hill, small houses with […]

Veliera Project in Durrës Halted after Archeological Finds

Veliera Project in Durrës Halted after Archeological Finds

The construction work for the urban requalification project “Veliera” in Durrës have been temporarily halted, after the foundations of a centuries-old building were discovered, as well as an antique cannon and a cannon ball. A video published today by Nisma #Thurje shows that the Regional Directorate of National Culture (DRKK) has started excavations on the square […]

Urban Requalification in Durrës, 40% of 2017 Budget, Ancient Heritage under Threat

Urban Requalification in Durrës, 40% of 2017 Budget, Ancient Heritage under Threat

Since November 2016, the Municipality of Durrës has started to implement a landmark urban requalification project called the “Veliera Square,” adjacent to the Durrës beachfront promenade and the Venetian Tower. Centerpiece of the project is a giant 2,400 square meter “sail” made from concrete. Just like the reconstruction of Skënderbeg Square in Tirana, this project was […]