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The cornerstone laying ceremony at the construction site of the Tallinn Old City Harbour Terminal D parking garage

The cornerstone laying ceremony at the construction site of the Tallinn Old City Harbour Terminal D parking garage took place on Friday, 29 May. The cornerstone for the building to be completed at the end of the year was laid on behalf of the customer by the head of the infrastructure division of the Port of Tallinn, Peeter Nõgu, and on behalf of the builder by member of the management board of AS Merko Ehitus Eesti Jaan Mäe.

Peeter Nõgu said he was pleased to lay the cornerstone of the parking garage being built in the immediate proximity of Terminal D, symbolising that construction has reached the next stage. “Already next year, our passengers will be able to leave their cars in the high-capacity parking structure with one underground storey and four above-ground levels before boarding the ship. The terminal can be accessed directly from the parking facility, allowing for convenient boarding.”

According to Jaan Mäe, member of the management board of AS Merko Ehitus Eesti, the construction of the building with a total of six parking levels including half-storeys is progressing smoothly.   “The underground part of the work is finished and now the building is starting to get higher. The parking garage is being built in good cooperation with the customer and we are on schedule with our work,” said Mäe.

In addition to the latest newspapers and business cards, a facemask was placed in the cylinder embedded in the cornerstone to remember the coronavirus crisis, and a model car. By the end of 2020, the parking garage will be able to accommodate close to 400 vehicles. It will provide equally good storage conditions for both traditional fuel-powered and electric cars while their owners are off on a sea journey.

Photo: Lauri Nagel