The Lagusnilad underpass in the city of Manila has been in renovation since November 2019, and it looks like we will all be seeing it open its path to the public once more very soon. Work on the underpass has been slowed down due to the restrictions of the pandemic, but these new images shared by the Manila Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) shows that this has not stopped them from rehabilitating the underpass. Once dirty, dark, and considered a risky path to walk, a new, secured, and well-lit underpass is to be unveiled, and so far, it’s looking great.
The key features of the underpass include: a vertical garden, smart technology (motion sensors and touch screens), a contemporary design, bright LED lighting, CCTVs, heightened security, murals, and Books From Underground—a famous thrift book store that has been in the underpass before the renovation.
See the rest of the photos shared by Manila DEPW below. Some features are yet to be installed, but the composite images aim to show the public how they will look like:
The Lagusnilad underpass connects the Manila City Hall and the historic walled city of Intramuros. Julius Leonen, Chief of the Manila Public Information Office, shared that they hope that this new and improved underpass will help give pedestrians a “new experience” and a sense of wonderment as they cross from between the two Manila City landmarks.
The Lagusnilad underpass is set to open to the public by end of August.
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