The main part of the work on the Sava Quay, from Branko’s Bridge to the Concrete Hall, after several extensions and various “justifications”, has been completed, but this part of the promenade never shines in full splendor. One of the major works that has finally been completed is the replacement of the damaged decorative wooden base on five units along the coastal fence. It was not originally installed for a long time because it was quickly damaged and broken by unscrupulous citizens.
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Since these damages appeared soon after the laying of the base (decking), a part of the citizens assessed that it is not for public spaces such as promenades because it is too sensitive. Another part of the citizens of Belgrade gave a different assessment, believing that the only thing that needed to be set was a stronger and better quality decking, and as an example they cited the one in the area of ”Belgrade on Water” and behind the Concrete Hall. While the citizens were exchanging opinions on this topic at the forums, the city decided to replace damaged decking with more resistant one, which was done during the spring. After its installation, traces of bicycle tires and skates are visible again, but this time there are no holes on the new decorative surface. There are no unallocated benches on the Sava Quay from the bridge to the Concrete Hall. Finally, after months and months of waiting in one part of the promenade, the last four benches got their place.
As much as the current condition of the quay, with greenery, a children’s play area, benches, a new sidewalk, is incomparable with the former condition, the current picture of this part of the coast is certainly not commendable. Not only unscrupulous citizens are responsible for that, but also contractors and authorities in the city. Kay has been remodeled, but there is still garbage on it at every step. The sidewalks and decking are dirty, bags, bottles, papers and other waste are scattered on the sidewalk, on the lawn and near the benches. Except it’s clear that new granite substrate and decking do not wash regularly, it is obvious that there would be less rubbish on the promenade if the buckets that were delivered a long time ago and stand under the bridge were arranged. At the moment, the image of the remodeled quay is equally spoiled by cables and leftover construction material, but also by details that can never be repaired for months, such as a long-torn board on one of the new benches.
And while the grass on the grass triangle near the pillars of the bridge burned, it is watered on the quay, but the sprinklers are set so that they do not only water the grass – but also the nearby benches. All this could quickly become a thing of the past, only if the communal services had the good will to eliminate the shortcomings.
The decorative base was placed during the arrangement of Karadjordjeva and Savski quays and in the area under Branko’s bridge, not far from the stairs. This corner for rest in the shade has been used by many for a long time, but the decking experienced a similar fate on it as the one on the quay itself. The extent of the damage is not the same as on the promenade, but also in the area under the bridge, parts of the decking were broken off. For now, there is no information whether he will be replaced.
Reconstruction of Karadjordjeva from the bridge to the Paris and Sava quays began in the fall of 2018 and was originally supposed to be completed in January 2020.. When the announced January came, the sidewalks in Karađorđeva were completed in a race against time, but not the Sava Quay. Almost imperceptibly, the authorities announced that the quay would be built by September of that year, trying to convince them that it was a regular deadline, and not a multi-month breakthrough, which was obvious to laymen as well. In an attempt to justify both themselves and the contractor, the city fathers began to assure that neither journalists nor citizens understood the original building board, which stated January 2020 as the deadline for completion of all works, both on Karadjordjeva and on the quay. the arrangement of the quay required another building permit, ie that the original deadline referred exclusively to the arrangement of the street. That this explanation does not drink water is still proven by the answers today Directorate for construction land Politicians ifrom the fall of 2018, when it was clearly stated that the deadline for all works in Karadjordjeva and on the quay is January 2020. For all works on this infamous project, for which the consortium around Energoprojekt was in charge, time showed that September 2020 was not enough. .
This kind of gate of Belgrade should soon be further improved. As previously announced, during this month, the renovation of the old representative city facades should begin at several locations in the city center. Some of those addresses are the dilapidated building at Karadjordjeva 1, as well as his first neighbor, building number three. As for the latter, it remains to be seen whether the final roof decoration, which has been removed in the meantime, will be returned to it during the renovation. Fellow citizens who are fans of the old spirit of this street are cheering for the renovation of all important buildings on the stretch from the corner with Paris to Branko’s bridge, according to the original projects. One of the last initiatives that appeared on the forums is to originally revitalize the facade, that is, the building in Karadjordjeva at the turn towards the Great Steps.
What should change, at least according to the earlier announcements of the city leaders, is a part of the untidy, dilapidated facades in the other part of Karadjordjeva – from Sava Square to the bridge. These are several buildings between Karadjordjeva’s border with Sava Square and the Faculty of Economics, as well as a row on the steam side of the street closer to Branko’s bridge.
The reconstruction, which lasted an unjustifiably long time, included the quay and only a part of Karadjordjeva. The other one, from Branko’s bridge to Savski trg, should start to be renovated in the fall, they stated in the spring in the city. The technical documentation for the reconstruction of that part of Karadjordjeva was being completed, and Belgrade on the water will finance the renovation of that move. The revival of that part of Karadjordj’s is announced and moved back years, but never before spring was a more precise deadline for the beginning of works mentioned.
It is still unknown what will be done when the reconstruction starts, but according to earlier information, the road and tram rails, sidewalks and installations should be renewed. It is expected that the pedestrian corridor, as well as in the part of the street that was recently cleaned, will be covered with granite slabs, and the wish of Belgraders who pass there is to widen the sidewalk on the odd side of Karadjordjeva. For now, it is not known whether during the renovation, this part of the street, known for decades because of the Main Railway Station and BAS, will get a tree line and greenery.
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