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Orbeliani square has recently undergone some serious renovations works and has been opened for public.
It's said that about $31 mln has bees spent on renovation works, which took more than two years.
It's interesting to notice President Salome Zurabishvili, moved to the Presidential Palace on the Orbeliani Street when she was elected to the post in 2019
Renovated Oberliani square in Tbilisi
A couple of years ago similar renovation works were done on the Agmashenebeli avenue, see: New Life for Agmashenebeli avenue, Tbilisi
Work on historic buildings included the removal of irreparably damaged sections, constructive reinforcement, removal of unregulated structures from facades, such as air conditioning units, cleaning and refining brickwork, restoration of architectural details, and repairing damaged roofing. 13 monuments of cultural heritage were preserved. In 2017, water, sewage, and natural gas lines were completely renovated on Orbeliani Square, as they had not been functioning properly for some time.
Renovated buildings near Oberlaini square
In one of these buildings, the former hotel London was located
Tbilisi now has another pedestrian zone, which includes parts of Pkhovi and Atoneli Streets, neighboring Orbeliani Square. The rehabilitated area stretches from Dry Bridge, via Atoneli and Pkhovi Streets, to Alexandre Pushkin Street, including Khazina and Purtseladze streets, as well as part of Grigol Orbeliani Square and 9 April Garden. It is a continuation of the greater tourist route from Mushtaidi Garden to Freedom Square via the renovated David Aghmashenebeli Avenue.
Renovated building on Oberliani square
Now that the Orbeliani Square renovation is completed, some of the major project remaining on the plan through 2020 includes the recently initiated renovation of Chavchavadze Ave., the ongoing renovation of the Dry Bridge and Saarbrucken Square area, renovation of Pirosmani, Gudiashvili, and Purtseladze streets, and a 110 million GEL ($40.15 mln) development of the Mtkvari River area.
See more: Newly Renovated Orbeliani Reopens