The Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) opposed to the relocation of the Matache Hall say the City Hall began doing it on the basis of an authorization released on that very day, with cranes and police surrounding the place. Nicusor Dan, president of “Save Bucharest” Association, told Mediafax that some 30 local police surrounded the hall area, and workers brought by the City hall have already begun dismantling the Hall’s rooftop. Relocation work began after a public debate at the City Hall Monday on the three zonal urban plans for the Berzei-Buzesti area including relocation of the Matache Hall, which prompted Nisusor Dan to say that, were the General Council of the Bucharest Municipality (CGMB), to pass the plans, they would be challenged in court.
The City Hall replied saying that the Matache Hall dismantling works that started Monday evening have the necessary authorization according to law. Mediafax cited a City Hall press release as saying that the restoration, reconditioning and storing of hall elements will be made under optimum conditions towards rebuilding on adjacent ground. The City Hall reckons the relocation of the Matache Hall necessary in order to make way for the Buzesti-Berzei main road.