Endangered Old Buildings

The other day me and my friend went for a walk in the old downtown of Sofia and I noticed a few dangerous buildings. It’s very sad and disturbing to see so many beautiful historic buildings in such condition. It’s just unacceptable to me! Here is what architect Vladi Kalinov, director of construction control directorate at Sofia municipality, says about the endangered buildings:  “The number of dangerous buildings is generally retained. We remove and renew some but others appear. More complicated and slow is going the process for renovation of cultural monuments. The communication between different institutions is very difficult and cumbersome with them. We had the idea for them to get a credit as a municipality and through it to restore several similar buildings according to the rules. However, still the conditions on loans are severe. Unfortunately, the economic situation is not good at all in this respect. Banks do not like to lend loans as collateral are buildings because they are already filled with them. So we will manage with our own funds…We work with those who, in the first place, are extremely urgent and we directly assign them to be removed.” via vestnikstroitel
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Some Renovated Buildings


5 responses

  1. The photos are beautiful!
    It is sad to see such beautiful buildings with no one to live in.


    04/06/2012 at 12:41 PMJun

  2. It’s nice to see that some of them have been painstakingly restored. Sad to see not all of them have been. Thanks for the post, Nadia!


    05/06/2012 at 12:41 AMJun

  3. The restored buildings are so beautiful, and the yet -to-be renovated buildings are full of potential!


    07/06/2012 at 12:41 AMJun

  4. Photographs by Peter Knight

    I travel to India quite a lot and see a lot of the same. Its a land of extremes though as there are incredible palaces, Mughal and British, on one block and ramshackle slums on the next!! Nice pictures!


    11/06/2012 at 12:41 PMJun

  5. Wow, The Renovated one’s look great… Too bad about the one’s that aren’t



    12/06/2012 at 12:41 PMJun

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