luni, 28 martie 2016

Subsolul TVR



Subsolul clădirii TVR este strâns legat de zvonurile referitoare la existența unor rețele de tuneluri care, printr-un plan bine elaborat, uneau buncărele mai multor puncte strategice de pe harta Bucureștiului. Acest plan a purtat numele de Planul Z, despre care am mai vorbit în alte articole. Până vom descoperi rutele subterane ce leagă diverse clădiri din București, amintim că acesta este locul în care un angajat TVR a fost găsit spânzurat în noiembrie 2010. 

vineri, 18 martie 2016

Hale industriale abandonate (FAUR)



S.C. „Faur” S.A. este un ansamblu industrial situat la periferia estică a Bucureștiului, specializat pe realizarea și repararea de material rulant. Denumirea uzuală a sitului este uzinele „Faur”; de-a lungul timpului, ansamblul industrial a fost cunoscut și ca uzinele „Malaxa” sau uzinele „23 August”. Fabrica avea în jur de 20.000 de muncitori înainte de 1989, iar mai apoi numărul lor a scăzut la câteva sute. Vezi, de asemenea, și Hala Laminorului a fabricii de țevi Republica, sora geamănă a acestor două hale industriale abandonate, care găzduiau cândva secțiile de oțelărie și turnătorie de fontă. 

luni, 14 martie 2016

Bazilescu Summer Theatre



The summer theatre located in „Bazilescu” Parc is one of the socio-cultural constructions built in Bucharest on the occasion of the Youth festival in1953, representative for the socialist realism, expressing the power and greateness of the totalitarian regime by resorting to the vocabulary of classicism. The building is part of a coherent urban ensemble composed of a series of equipments built in the same period along Bucurestii Noi Boulevard. 

The necessity to achieve the construction in a very short time determined the use of technologies and finishing materials which should permit a simple execution in good conditions. The columns, initially designed to be prefabricated were precast in situ, being made of reinforced concrete, the ornaments were made of plaster not of artificial stone, the floors are of concrete. The portico’s concrete columns support an entablement covered by a wooden roof structure with a roof of tiles. 

(Source: Do.co.mo.mo Romania

It’s one of the largest outdoor amphitheater from Bucharest and Romania, abandoned by the authorities, hand in hand with real estate mafia and left to decay.

Malaxa Factories: Industrial decay in Romania



Malaxa factoriers were founded in 1921 in Bucharest by Nicolae Malaxa, a Romanian engineer and industrialist. Main activities were the repairing of the rolling stock, manufacturing steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, car-engines and passenger coaches, Diesel engines, brake equipment, special alloy steels. By the end of the 1930s, the Malaxa factories were one of the biggest industrial groups in Southeastern Europe, and the main provider of equipment for the Romanian Railways during the period. 

After 1945, parts of the company became known as 23 August Works and Republica. During the communism, it extended its range of manufacturing by approaching pilot projects to the most Romanian industries but also to other countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. Here was made: 500.000 t industrial equipment and 5.215 diesel-hydraulic locomotive (whith power engine beetwen 100- 2.600 hp), of which 1.670 locomotives was exportet. 

After the 1989 revolution and the fall of communism, Romania slowly started to compensate those whose wealth had been confiscated during the communist period. The company was renamed FAUR and privatized.

Chimopar: A gun powder factory damaged more than once



Founded by general Eremia Grigorescu in 1895, Chimopar (Dudești Chemical Enterprise) is one of the oldest Romanian chemical companies and used to be one of the main producers of gun powder and other special chemicals in Romania. 

Along the years, it was damaged by two earthquakes and by an explosion (1904/1923). 

The Communist Regime made the complex bigger, but the company was privatized after 1989, when most of Romania’s industry collapsed. Nowadays is a heaven for street artists, photographers and air-soft teams.