Bus station Mlynské Nivy is gradually disappearing

Lots of material will be reused

Demolition of the Mlynské Nivy bus station.(Source: Sme)

The old Mlynské Nivy bus station is yielding place to the brand new station to be merged with a shopping mall. Developer HB Reavis is gradually dismantling the bus station so that individual materials can be reused. The site should be prepared for new construction in late January.

“Cement from the platforms will be used for foothpaths in our other projects. A specialised firm will process iron and aluminium,” said Martina Jamrichová, spokesperson of HB Reavis.

Part of the facing from the Spiš travertine will be used to renovate the inverted Slovak Radio pyramid. The latter may soon be declared a national cultural monument. The Slovak Radio building was constructed at the same time as the Mlynské Nivy bus station and travertine from the station is practically identical with the one used on the inverted pyramid.

The Slovak Design Museum, the Transport Museum and the Cvernovka Foundation have taken plenty of materials too. The latter took a total of 16 tons, which included benches, ashtrays, chairs and stone facing. They will use the materials for the repairs and equipping of its new location in the former secondary chemical school on Račianska Street.

Cvernovka has also taken into temporary storage the more than three-tonne ČSAD sculpture by Juraj Meliš that used to stand in front of the bus station. It is too big to be stored in the design museum. It will be decided later where it will be re-installed.

Fans of public transport took over the Ikarus buses that served as cafes in the bus station. They will take spare parts from them for the repair of the still operational iconic buses.

History of Mlynské Nivy bus station

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Theme: Bratislava


Top stories

Do you use a foreign language for business purposes? Take a short survey

The results of the survey will be available to the public in January 2019.

Opening of the summer course of Slovak language, illustrative.

The budget is balanced for the first time

Economists point to budgetary risks.

Slovak parliament, illustrative stock photo

Another investigative journalist leaves public TV broadcaster

Further conflicts have arisen after RTVS did not extend the contract of the reporter working on the investigative news programme Reportéri.

Ladislav Ďurkovič

Shared Service Centres are an important pillar of the Slovak Economy

Local sector leaders have to constantly fight to keep their branches globally cost competitive, always deliver service to their customers at the requested quality and embrace new technologies.

The Forum of Business Service Centres, running under the auspices of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic, held an annual conference on business service sector in early December 2018.