Slussen is doomed

Slussen från Fjällgatan

On the 27th of September, the decision was officially taken to tear down the old and build a new Slussen in Stockholm. Experts say the  whole area is sinking down into the mud underneath, and that the construction can´t take the heavy city traffic anymore.

The city plans to start this huge building project during 2014, and will finish in 2020 (plus the usual big city project delays, I guess). Some applaud this, and some are devastated. In spite of Slussen´s worn down and dirty appearance, many people love this place and the life that constantly goes on in and around it. Noone applauds the six years of traffic chaos we are heading for, though.

13 x 10 cm, TWSBI Diamond 580 with Platinum Carbon ink and Lamy Safari with Noodler´s Lexington gray ink, and watercolours, on Stillman & Birn Alpha series sketchbook page.

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