taken by: @grofjardanhazy
Its temporary cover already demonstrates how much better the square is with the aluminium cover off, thanks for the shot, Miklós!
The Corvin department store opened in 1926 being one of the most forward-looking one in the country. It was the first building equipped with escalator, and despite the rich neo-renaissance main facade, the palace-like complex illumination system and live music playing for the entering customers it was considered fairly cheap, though it was a new situation for people. The department store, let's call it shopping mall was a new function. It is neither a market hall nor a shop - one can wander around without purchasing anything, though cannot bargain. Probably that is why it was cheap - alluring customers. Then, the 56' revolution left the building in a deteriorated condition, in a serious need of renovation, which would end up in closing the building from customers for years. The municipality could not afford losing customers, therefore the 'temporary', modern solution of wrapping the building in an aluminium shell. If you want to know more of the building, check Miklos' feed! More info coming soon #byBES - 7 hours ago