Yesterday evening, after a record ten months of work, Scanderbeg Square, the capital’s main and most important square for Albanians, was inaugurated. Scanderbeg square has a long history. It was designed by Brasini, an Italian architect, back in 1937. In 1968, it was named after the Albanian national hero Scanderbeg, whose bust substituted that of Stalin. Many important buildings surround the sqare, like Ethem Beu Mosque, Palace of Culture, Opera House, Tirana International Hotel, Municipality, National Museum and the Central Bank of Albania.
Here is the transformation of the important public space.