Kukurica tower in Bratislava prepares for facelift

The one-time highest residential tower in the capital will serve administrative and accommodation purposes.

Kukurica tower waits for reconstruction.Kukurica tower waits for reconstruction. (Source: Sme)

The cylindrical tower dominating the Nové Mesto borough of Bratislava, known as Kukurica (Corn Cob), is gearing up for an overhaul. When renovated, this former military accommodation facility, Hviezda, will serve administrative and accommodation purposes.

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“The administrative part will be used by individual organisational units of the Defence Ministry and the accommodation capacities will serve the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic,” said ministry spokesperson Martina Kovaľ Kakaščíková, as cited by the TASR newswire.

The costs and deadlines will be calculated only after an exact project is elaborated. In 2013 they were estimated at €8 million.

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