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Stockholm will demolish building from 1870:s
Monday, 26 October 2015 00:20

Despite beeing a listed building of historical interest, the City of Stockholm has approved the demolishing of a building from 1870:s.

The building is located on Nybrogatan on Östermalm in central Stockholm. The decision has caused plenty of protests.

During the 1950:s och 1960:s a lot of historic buildings in Stockholm were taken down, for the purpose of modernising the city. This includeded big parts of the very down town area on Norrmalm, the current shopping and business district. The restitance had grown among Stockholmers for a long time and caused a big approar in 1971, when plans were to cut dowm trees in Kungsträdgården, to extend the underground. The 1971-protests are generally seen as the major shift towards more of preservations of historic environments and buildings.

The laws were also changed in order to hinder further domolishings, and to guarantee public influenece over changes in the city planning. The city of Stockholm also voluntarily changed many of it's policies and introduced a listings system of historic buildings.

The recent approval of the demolishing plans are therefore a set-back for the preservation of historic areas and buildings.