Published in 3/2023 - Block


Forgotten Vision of Helsinki City

Olli-Paavo Koponen

Keskuskatu street is flanked by Helsingin Osakepankki building (Heikki Castrén 1970) and City-Center (Viljo Revell and Heikki Castrén 1967). Photo: Kari Hakli / Helsinki City Museum

In the 1950s and 1960s, the Helsinki city centre became a utopian, American-inspired downtown. Now the buildings from that era are under threat of demolition.

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