The House of the People

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"The House of People" : 

"The House of People" Bucharest Romania

“The House of People“ is the biggest building in Romania and the second in the world, after the Pentagon, **************************************************************************** : 

“The House of People“ is the biggest building in Romania and the second in the world, after the Pentagon, ****************************************************************************

Was erected at the will of the dictator Ceausescu, during his last years of dictatorship. He has never seen it finished, he was killed during the Romanian "revolution" in 1989. ***************************************************************************************************** : 

Was erected at the will of the dictator Ceausescu, during his last years of dictatorship. He has never seen it finished, he was killed during the Romanian "revolution" in 1989. *****************************************************************************************************

"The House of People" was built on a former hill, the Uranus hill(with old houses, churches, little and quiet merchant streets).****************************************************************************************************** : 

"The House of People" was built on a former hill, the Uranus hill(with old houses, churches, little and quiet merchant streets).******************************************************************************************************

Nothing escaped from demolition, not even the hill, which was leveled to ground, 8 basements were constructed, then, an artificial hill covered the enormous infrastructure of the building.********************************************************************************************************* : 

Nothing escaped from demolition, not even the hill, which was leveled to ground, 8 basements were constructed, then, an artificial hill covered the enormous infrastructure of the building.*********************************************************************************************************

The demolished area from Bucharest's historical centre is equal with the surface of Venice. ******************************************************************************************************** : 

The demolished area from Bucharest's historical centre is equal with the surface of Venice. ********************************************************************************************************

No need to mention that the human scale, which we know from Classic and Renaissance architecture was the least thing architects took into consideration.**************************************************************************************************** : 

No need to mention that the human scale, which we know from Classic and Renaissance architecture was the least thing architects took into consideration.****************************************************************************************************

It's interesting, the largest church in Romania fits inside the largest meeting hall of the "House".************************************************************************************************ : 

It's interesting, the largest church in Romania fits inside the largest meeting hall of the "House".************************************************************************************************

Nowadays, the "House" belongs to the Parliament of Romania, politicians feel actually very comfortable in this huge construction and represented by it never the less. ******************************************************************************************************** : 

Nowadays, the "House" belongs to the Parliament of Romania, politicians feel actually very comfortable in this huge construction and represented by it never the less. ********************************************************************************************************

Most of Romanians were hating this symbol of dictatorship so deep that they were about to demolish it like Bastille.****************************************************************************************************** : 

Most of Romanians were hating this symbol of dictatorship so deep that they were about to demolish it like Bastille.******************************************************************************************************

Others, like a big postmodern architect, say that the "house" and institutions that form an assembly is one of the most significant postmodernist architecture was ever built.********************************************************************************************** : 

Others, like a big postmodern architect, say that the "house" and institutions that form an assembly is one of the most significant postmodernist architecture was ever built.**********************************************************************************************

“The House of People” represents a big wound in the hearth of the city but also the most visited monument of Bucharest . : 

“The House of People” represents a big wound in the hearth of the city but also the most visited monument of Bucharest . Arrangement by Ileana Godeanu

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