In the area of the Palace of Culture and Science, next to the newly constructed Museum of Modern Art and the planned TR Warszawa theater building, three-thorned cherries and “Fukubana” cherries appeared. One of the new trees was planted by the mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski
This is the last stage of works on the road under the Palace of Culture and Science – from Marszałkowska Street. The new road – together with a roundabout – will provide access to the newly constructed Museum of Modern Art. The planting of 52 trees that will grow on both sides of it – both on the section to the roundabout and around the exit to the underground part – is coming to an end. These are 44 three-thorned cherries, the seedlings of which are up to nine meters high, and eight early pink cherry blossoms of the “Fukubana” variety, blooming in spring.
– Central Square will change beyond recognition – from the Museum of Modern Art to the Palace of Culture and Science itself. It will be greener. There will be shrubs, perennials and, above all, tall trees. I had the pleasure of helping with planting one of them – says Rafał Trzaskowski, quoted in the release. – I am very happy that the city center is changing and that it will become greener, which is something we all care about very much – adds the mayor of Warsaw.
Rooted trees came to Warsaw from a nursery in the Netherlands. In addition, 2,200 shrubs will be planted here, including: groundcover rose and shiny cotoneaster and about seven thousand seedlings of ornamental grass – shiny sesseria.
A new route to the Museum of Modern Art
Planting greenery is the last stage of works on the road near the Palace of Culture and Science – from Marszałkowska Street. The new road – together with a roundabout – will provide access to the newly constructed Museum of Modern Art. An exit ramp to the underground floors of the future TR Warszawa theater building and the unloading docks of the Museum of Modern Art will also be built here.
The road has one roadway made of granite cubes – one lane in each direction. The investment also included the construction of street lighting, sidewalks made of granite slabs, a pedestrian crossing, combined sewage and storm sewage systems along with a rainwater pumping station.
The new road will be a link integrating the museum and theater with the new Central Square and Świętokrzyski Park. This is part of the New Center of Warsaw being built – a multi-year project of changes in Śródmieście, which Warsaw is implementing in several stages. The project has already included, among others: convenient Pięciu Rogów Square, and Marszałkowska Street – on the section from Królewska Street to Bankowy Square – was rebuilt into a green and pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly artery. Recently, works have also started on Chmielna Street, which are intended to restore its status as a representative promenade.
The investor of the works on the road at Central Square is the Capital City Development Authority, the contractor is SKANSKA. The investment cost is approximately PLN 38 million. The road at MSN will be launched later this year.
Main photo source: UM Warsaw