The Pyramid

  Blv. Bajram Curri     22 Jun 2022
The pyramid, as it’s popularly known, opened in 1988 as a museum dedicated to the recently deceased Albanian dictator-cum-pharaoh Enver Hoxha. Designed by Hoxha’s daughter Pranvera, the building was reportedly the most expensive ever constructed in Albania. After the regime collapsed, the place became a conference centre and location of a club (called The Mummy, what else?). Demonstrations prevented plans to demolish the structure and currently it is being converted into an educational centre for children - with a publicly accessible rooftop area. After it's finished, we may be able to view the Peace Bell in front of the building again, an installation from 1999 that's a memorial to peace made by the children of Shkodra. The metal for the bell came from thousands of bullet cartridges fired off during the lawless 1990s.


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Janine Schueller
Please do not demolish it!
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