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The Terraced Park

Adjacent to Universytetska Street is the Terraced Park (1951–1952). The site was previously occupied by the Old Passage buildings destroyed during the years of World War II. Working at the reconstruction of the city during the so called ‘voskresniks’ (Sunday working days), Kharkovites unpiled the heaps of stones and bricks, cleared the ground of the debris, planted trees and bushes, and laid out flowerbeds and paths. A monument to Hryhoriy Skovoroda (sculptured by I. Kavaleridze) was erected on one of the park grounds, whilst the upper terrace offers a wonderful view of that part of the city on the other side of the river.