Spre culmile socialismului – faza pe sector

“Boom in Bucharest” sta scris pe spatele acestei fotografii. Este vorba de inca o imagine de presa realizata de data aceasta de United Press International la 21 mai 1960. Ce vedeti este strada Ion Campineanu (zona Sala Palatului) cu vedere spre celebrul bloc turn.

“Boom in Bucharest” is written on the back of this photo. This is another press image this time taken this time by United Press International on 21 May 1960. What you see is Ion Campineanu Street (the area of Sala Palatului (Palace Hall)) with a view to the famous tower block.


Textul complet ce insoteste imagine este urmatorul:

The full text accompanying the image is the following:

“Boom in Bucharest – Bucharest, Rumania: Rising to completion, this new housing project is a Communist showcase at Bucharest, Romania. Made up of seven apartment blocks set around a central congress and music hall, the project is a part of an ambitious government plan to overcome Bucharest’s serious housing shortage by building 100,000 apartments in the next five years. Credit line (UP I PHOTO)”

Ce ar mai fi interesant este un detaliu in fundal. Pe Ion Campineanu, la capatul vizibil, in partea stanga a cadrului, dupa blocul de caramida rosie existent si astazi, se mai afla o cladire cu doua sau trei etaje alaturi de un cos inalt de fum. Cladirea aceea, astazi disparuta, pare ca se afla amplasata pe spatiul unde acum se afla o parcare. Ar fi interesant daca stie cineva mai multe amanunte despre istoria ei. Detaliu mai jos.

Another element of interest is a detail in the background. On Ion Campineanu Street, at the visible end, on the left side of the photo, beyond the red brick block of flats that exists to this day, there is another two- or three-storey building with a high funnel. That building, now gone, seems to be located where a parking lot is now. It would be interesting if somebody knows further details about its history. A detail below.

UPDATE! – Cladirea in cauza pare a fi centrala termica a vechiului Teatru National disparut dupa bombardamentele din razboi. Daca este asa, este uimitor cum anexaaceasta a supravietuit inca cel putin douazeci de ani. Atasez cateva fotografii relevante.

UPDATE! – This building seems to be the heating plant of the former National Theatre destroyed by bombing during the war. If this is so, it is amazing how this annex survived for at least another twenty years. I attach a few relevant photos.

(thx Dan & Raiden)