Senate committee wants review of planned Prague building demolition

03-08-2011

The Culture Committee of the Czech Senate on Wednesday voted in favour of revising the planned demolition of a building on Prague’s Wenceslas Square. Committee members argued Prague City Hall officials who approved the demolition as well as Culture Minister Jiří Besser who backed their decision failed to take into account experts’ opinions on the matter.

Earlier this year, Prague City Hall approved a request by the owner of the 130-year-old building to demolish it and build an office complex in its place. The plan has raised concerns both among the public and preservationists.