Daily Picture 3-Nov-09: Earthquake Risk Art Deco Office Building

Art Deco office building, Bucharest

Late 1930s Art Deco office building with a well designed ocean cruise liner upper deck like top floor, Icoanei area, Bucharest. The edifice is marked by a red spot board (above left hand side entrance) affixed by the city authorities, indicating serious structural weakness in case of earthquake. (©Valentin Mandache)


I endeavor through this daily image series to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural heritage.


If you plan acquiring a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advice you in locating the property, specialist research, planning permissions, restoration project management, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.