The kiosk at Speaker’s Corner on Lincoln High Street has now been demolished by the city council.
Removal work began on Monday, with the area being fenced off from the public before the building could be knocked down.
Plans to demolish the kiosk were first approved by the council in March 2019, with leaders saying it will see the Cornhill “become a more appropriate space for events.”
The job is due to be finished, with the area totally cleared out, by the end of November/beginning of December.
The council aims to create a larger public space in place of the kiosk, with the hope that it can be used flexibly for events as well as casual seating.
The postbox will also be moved nearby.
New seating areas will be designed around the existing London Plane tree, which will remain in place.
Should the council be given the funding necessary for this plan, it is hoped that the project can begin in early 2021.