The Korzo is the central artery of Rijeka. It is a lively pedestrianized street which is always very busy and whose name comes from the Italian Corso, which means the main shopping street of a city. The Korzo took on its current form at the beginning of the twentieth century. The main promenade is the main meeting place for people in the city and the street monuments have also become symbols of the city. The style is classic, modern and urban. Building in the city during the late nineteenth century damaged Korzo's beauty a little but there are beautiful buildings from pre-communist times. There were small coastal houses near the walls but these were destrotyed and replaced by newer town houses.