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March 2, 2021

Bucharest’s old city centre vulnerable to tremor

More than half of the old city centre’s buildings are at risk of collapse in case an earthquake of magnitude 7+ takes place, Stefan Dumitrascu, chief architect of District 3, stated for Mediafax. “In case of a major earthquake that would surpass magnitude 7 on the Richter scale more than 50 per cent of the buildings there would collapse or sustain major damage. These buildings are vulnerable to collapse. There are structural engineers that wonder how these buildings are able to stand right now when there are no earthquakes and strong wind,” Dumitrascu said. According to the architect, until now investments in the rehabilitation of the area’s buildings do not surpass EUR 12-13 M.

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