Sep 282009

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Petre Antonescu, the architect who designed the Faculty of Law Building, the subject of yesterday’s photo, also designed these two elegant buildings located at the south end of Victory Road in United Nations Square. They were built between 1928-1930 and served as headquarters for two insurance companies, Adriatica and Agricola Fonciera. Even though the buildings are in need of renovation I think that you can clearly tell that they are real beauties. What sets these apart from other similar structures of that time is the ingenious tops of the buildings.

I don’t even want to get started on the ad because I hope to write a post about these massive pieces of advertising that are plaguing Bucharest. I mean, really, don’t we have enough buildings in Bucharest to display these on, do we have to put them on historical buildings?

  3 Responses to “Bucharest’s between the wars architecture”

  1. These are really beautiful building, even if in deed of a clean-up. Give time, they'll drop the ads sooner or later. Who's now inside those building?

  2. Enjoy these buildings while you can, as they are in great danger of collapsing. They suffered tremendous damage during the 1978 earthquake and are on the official list of Bucharest's City Hall to be reinforced as soon as possible. But considering the rhythm things move at the city hall, we should prey not to have another earthquake anytime soon.

  3. Splendid architecture! Another great example of the Zeitgeist of the 1920's and early 1930's. Love these buildlings! I hope they get renovated soon.

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