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Eleftheria Square works to be streamed online

Construction crews working to finish Eleftheria Square

From this week, a live cam aims to show the progress of works at Nicosia’s Eleftheria Square to the public via web streaming.

The camera, which will be installed in the coming days, is going to be connected to the municipality’s website, from where everyone can see the progress of the project via live streaming. “We are just waiting to fix a few technical things,” Makis Nicolaides, spokesman for the Nicosia municipality said on Tuesday. He also explained to the Cyprus Mail that the camera will be placed high up, as the aim is “to give an overall view of the progress in real time”.

On the sensitive issue of privacy, Nicolaides reported that the camera will be too far away to see faces of people and added “the municipality has no intention of filming anybody.” In addition, the municipality has obtained the relevant permit from the data protection office.

The installation will give all who are interested a chance to view what is going on at all times at a site which has been much talked about.

There have been many delays in the project which aims to transform Eleftheria Square. The latest contract with a new company for part of the project was signed just before Christmas 2014 with a fresh completion date set for June 2016.

The design for the new square follows plans by famous architect Zaha Haddid who has been in the news this week for receiving a prestigious award.

The Royal Institute of British Architects have announced that the globally-renowned architect will receive the 2016 Royal Gold Medal, the first woman to be awarded the prestigious honour in her own right.

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