Court cancels decision on widening roads in connection to Pankrác construction project

A Prague court has cancelled a ministry decision allowing selected roads in Prague's Pankrác neighbourhood to be widened in connection with two planned high-rise buildings in the area. The Ministry for Local Development supported Prague City Hall's decision on widening the roads in connection with the project back in 2005. Now, the ministry will have to again weigh the matter as a result of the verdict. Numerous activists opposed to the buildings say ECM, the firm behind the proposals, will have to go back to the drawing board or scrap the project. Prague’s Pankrác is home to a number of high-rise buildings but critics have long opposed new additions as a threat to the city’s historic skyline.

Author: Jan Velinger