Burnt historic palace on Bratislava’s Main Square still waits for reconstruction

The secession style building was damaged by fire from an illegal food stall during last year’s Christmas market.

The burned facade of the secession style palace is hidden behind a textile copy of the original facade.The burned facade of the secession style palace is hidden behind a textile copy of the original facade. (Source: Jana Liptáková)

Renovation of the historic building on the Main Square in Bratislava, which was damaged at the end of November 2018 by fire, is still under preparation. Bratislava’s Regional Monuments Board has already approved an architectural study of the building renovation and the project documentation for renovation of the main facade affected by the fire according to Silvia Nosková Illášová, spokesperson of the building’s owner, the insurance company Kooperativa, informed the TASR newswire.

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“We are currently completing the project implementation documentation for building renovation,” said Nosková Illášová. “The deadline for the reconstruction is dependent on the entire reconstruction process, which must be consistent with restoring this national cultural monument.”

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