This development is central to the Comprehensive Redevelopment Plan for Luxor, in helping to define a new cultural zone at the heart of the city. It comprises three distinct urban elements: a square, street and spine. For each, there is a coherent strategy for hard and soft landscaping, new facades, signage and street furniture and locals were consulted in the selection of these. The square - or Plaza - has been opened up to showcase the historic temple. The street, Station Street, has broad new pavements and green buffer zones while the spine, Market Street, has been fully pedestrianised with a new gate entrance.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.