The writing on the wall

Greek taxpayers have had to pay dozens of millions of euros for the restoration and conservation of the capital’s landmark buildings, including Athens Polytechnic and the so-called neoclassical trilogy (which consists of the Academy of Athens, the University of Athens and the National Library) along central Panepistimiou Street.

However, there are vandals who will not break away from their bad habits and insist on inflicting damage to these beautiful structures by spraying slogans on their walls.

The Greek state in collaboration with the university authorities need to hammer out a permanent solution that will safeguard these buildings against vandalism – after all these are propagators of modern Greek science, history and culture – and honor the efforts of the Greek people.

The state of these public buildings right in the heart of Athens is cause for sadness and a sign of decline.