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Patchwork in Zurich's most beautiful streets

The tourist leaves her cell phone to fall and asks her companion: "do you Think it remains so ugly?" This is one of the most beautiful streets of the old city

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Patchwork in Zurich's most beautiful streets

The tourist leaves her cell phone to fall and asks her companion: "do you Think it remains so ugly?" This is one of the most beautiful streets of the old city of Zurich.

But, in fact, a black strip of Asphalt runs down here like a Bach, the otherwise cobblestoned Strehl alley. On an irregular basis, some of the manhole covers spread, like smallpox scars.

Not only is the Strehl alley is so disfigured. Of wine in the square in front of the Storchen looks like a patchwork quilt. And up against the Rennweg towards the concrete slabs lie on the alley. Of all the electricity plant in the city of Zurich is to blame – and the need for ever-faster Internet connections.

Temporarily, The alley patched up: in front of the Storchen. Image: net

The EWZ builds currently in the middle of the old town, a new fiber-optic network. In addition, there is work to be rehabilitated lines, so that the flooring does not have to be after a short time, once again torn open. The cables must be laid in a meter deep in the earth. The work will last until April.

pavement

again, The answer to the question of tourist is: "no, this is not so ugly." How to learn from the EWZ, is used such a temporary covering for the prevention of accidents, or is used when a hole or a section needs to be opened. In addition, may be installed in the winter months, no Pflästerungen.

"The paving stones to be set after the completion of the work," says Harry Graf from EWZ. The coordination of the individual Work is the responsibility of the civil engineering office. The EWZ is a service Department of the Industrial enterprises.

Difficult: The pits need to be covered. Image: net

construction work in the streets of the old town are not only optical reasons, particularly sensitive. The risk here is that you will reach the archaeological finds, there is always. Just around the corner from the Lindenhof is a Hotspot for Roman finds, more on the bottom of the Storchengasse often means is brought ages to light. Also the Celts dwelled in this area since ancient times.

so Far, no rescue excavations needed

holds The joy, when one encounters, in the case of construction works on such findings, respectively. Often they delay the construction work and bring the archaeologists, which would also be needed elsewhere in the sentences. Rescue excavations costs, and the findings bring new insights, but are also protected usually better, as long as they remain in the soil.

For such Work will be reviewed by the office for urban planning, in each case, whether or not these archaeological zones are affected, stressed Graf. If necessary, would be the tomb then work accompanied by professionals. So far, the Work for the future but there are no incisions in the past. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 27.03.2019, 11:01 PM

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