Valletta’s Pjazza Tritoni has been basking in its newly-unveiled facelift for just over six months now, but some of its features have already suffered some damages.
The glass walkways dotted around Triton Fountain were unveiled as a constant showcase of the archaeological features found under the iconic pjazza, but one of them was recently (and mysteriously) damaged. Now, the very visible crack has been covered by a barrier to avoid any further damage being done to the glass.
The archeological feature does not seem to have suffered any damage, however it is not known whether or not any steps will be taken to ensure further conservation of the site.
The project was inaugurated by the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation and is part of a series of other projects aimed at beautifying our capital city. Lovin Malta reached out to the Corporation for comment.
The glass part which was damaged was only what is known as the ‘sacrificial layer’ and it might’ve been done by a heavy weight such as a car driving over it. Thankfully, no structural damage was made.
Design Architect Eric Gerardi said that the damage was only done to the surface and the glass will be changed anytime soon. The organisation is holding talks with the contractor who was assigned the project in order to replace the damaged glass.
No damage whatsoever has been inflicted upon the archeological feature and it’s still safe for people to walk over the glass.
The sacrificial layer which was damaged is an easily changeable one which was placed there to protect the thicker glass from damage, scratches, breakage and dust. In fact, this is not the first time that one of the square’s glass walkways was cracked and replaced.