New theater at Podil bewilders citizens: New theatre building at Andriyivskyy Descent outrages Kyivans

17:50 Nov. 28, 2016

New theatre building at Andriyivskyy Descent outrages Kyivans

A modern architectural art, or a crematorium - new theater at Podol bewilders city residents (Photo: Unian)

A coffin, a crematorium, a monster-theatre, a garage, a vault – the facade of a new theatre at the very heart of old Kyiv, Andriyivskyy Descent, provokes numerous negative responses on social media.

Ukraine Today goes on the streets and asks people their opinion. Unfortunately, we have to cancel live coverage due to heavy snowfall, but we will report about the situation as soon as possible.

For more than 10 years, the building of a theatre at Podol was abandoned, as there was no financing. But at the beginning of 2016, the reconstruction works began - "Roshen" corporation has invested almost 166 mln hryvnas in this project. 

Last weekend, developers of the project removed the veil from the building and Kyiv citizens saw an unexpected spectacle – chiefly, a disappointing one - a massive black building, which doesn't even match with the surrounding style of the district. However, there are some supporters of the project.

Tomorrow, Ukraine Today is going to the sight to investigate attitudes of Kyiv dwellers and visitors towards changing look of the cultural centre. The live stream from Andriyivskyy Descent will be available on our Facebook page after 10.00 AM (GMT). 

Andriyivskyy Descent is a crucial tourist attraction of the city and a historic descent, which connects Kyiv's Upper Town neighborhood and Podil.

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