The impressive space has underwent a number of re-namings, depending on the political climate and the ruling classes of the time.
Originally named Piaţa Jianu after a hero of the 1820s Wallachian revolution. In the turbulent 1940s it successively was called after the fascist dictator and the communist one.
In the early 1960s it was known as Aviators' Square, also the current name of the metro station.
Finally in the 1990s it received its present title. The great and impressive eponymous statue was unveiled in 2006.
Another interesting nearby monument is Crucea Mileniului or Millennium Cross by the artist Paul Neagu. It wasn't universally popular when inaugurated in 1997.
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