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His Arbman: Yet more houses would be demolished – the cars were the future

In the holiday season, we could be reminded of why the Stockholm city looks as it does. Then showed namely SVT Anders Wahlgrens films about the demolitions in the town in the replay. The city would be cleaned up. In twenty years chewed grävskoporna in over 700 buildings – palaces, residential buildings and hotels – from the four centuries. They were replaced by office buildings and banks.

Particularly sad it was to see how the beautiful Sagerska houses along Hamngatan was leveled with the ground as late as 1970.

”the Game of Stockholm,” says Wahlgren on motoring significance of the destruction. During the 60's was planned several major thoroughfares right through the town. Trams and electric buses would be removed to be replaced by cars. It was the future.

To Barnhusbron was the beginning of a six-lane highway through the Norrmalm had I understood earlier. But not to the extent of the plan. The highway would go right over the little Tegnérlunden, to continue on a viaduct over Sveavägen and connect to the Birger Jarlsgatan.

was supposed to burst through the brunkeberg ridge towards the Park. Other thoroughfares were to be pulled over Blasieholmstorg and along Götgatsbacken.

Lots of houses would be demolished along the joints to be replaced by a parking garage designed to accommodate all families with dossiers submitted to the town.

Opposition intensified, the money ran out and some plans after the restauration. However, many of the properties had already tvångsköpts of the city, allowed to decay and then demolished.

the Movies are on SVT Play.

Hans Arbman, the reporter is on the Inside and thinking over the mistakes made today.

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