Khreshchatyk is always nice and slightly reminds me of Champs Elysees, Eastern European style. I especially like it on the weekend when it is blocked to traffic and people can walk around, listen to concerts, buy food from the various stalls, and shop for souvenirs here and there. There is the big controversy about the removal of the central fountains to make way for the underground mall. It is a similar ordeal in Paris with the Eiffel Tower, but in the end, it is what it is. I personally liked the fountains, but Khreshchatyk is still Khreshchatyk despite the modern crap. I would have liked to see less of the ridiculously expensive designer stores and million dollar condos and more public-accessed places like museums, cultural halls, etc. Khreshchatyk's present condition is indicative of the inequalities of the Ukrainian population, though. In the end, I like to walk around and people/building watch. It is especially lovely at night.