The 164-year-old park has unveiled plans to replace current concrete walls facing Central Station with a glass structure designed by the studio of IM Pei, which famously created the pyramid courtyard at the Louvre in France.

However, the project is not without its critics. "We’re all for the idea of opening up Bernstorffsgade," Peter Holst Eriksen, of the Friends of Tivoli, told the Copenhagen Post. "But glass is not a part of Tivoli’s character. That part of it is completely misunderstood and will turn Tivoli into an American theme park."

Eriksen’s group successfully fought against the construction of an earlier proposal to develop a 102m high rise designed by Norman Foster.

If the project is approved, construction is set to begin in 2010.