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On Sunday morning, 5.09.2010, the first statue, of Ion Heliade Radulescu, was moved to Izvor Park. The statue will be returned to the initial spot after the completion of the works for the new parking in University Square, obligation assumed by Apolodor by contract:

“The subject matter of this Agreement is represented by the performance by the Service Provider of the Services, in accordance with the instructions given by the Bucharest Municipality to the Service Provider from time to time according to the Protocol for the purpose of achieving the Objectives in full compliance with the Applicable Law.

«Objectives» means the relocation of the Statues in Parcul Izvor or any other location as instructed by the Bucharest Municipality and their return on the initial site in Piata Universitatii at the completion of the construction works for the Project.”

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The work under progress is executed according to a technology introduced in Romania by our company since 1998.

Considering the height of the stalk (120 m) and the fact that in the close neighborhood plants of the thermal power station in operation are placed, without disrupting the work, we employed the method of fine demolition, piece by piece. Thus, Atlas Copco 2100 hydraulic shears is used for demolition, mounted on a Liebherr LTM 1500 crane with a 150 m jib, and driven by a large excavator Liebherr R 954, by the extension of the hydrostatic transmission pipelines. A transmission system of the captured images by a video camera placed on top of stalk helps the operator at the ground to drive with maximum precision the hydraulic shears for demolition.

The operation lasts 30 days and represents the most efficient method of demolition for a structure of such a height, being achieved in a very short time, without vibrations and disturbance of the activity within a radius of 25 m, and in conditions of maximum safety.

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The former wagon repair factory IRA Grivita was mechanically demolished in just 4 days. The demolition and disposal works were completed in January 2010 in conditions of maximum safety, without shocks, vibrations or heavy parts fallen from height. Throughout the works there a water jet was intensively used to largely reduce the dust resulted from demolition.

For the demolition a very large Liebherr R 954 excavator with a 28 m long jib and demolition hydraulic shears were used.

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The demolition started at the end of March and will be completed at the beginning of August, all buildings inside Electroaparataj area being mechanically demolished. For the demolition of the former Electroaparataj electrical and electronic products factory, the full range of excavators is employed, from the small IHI 17 used for the demolition of the inner masonry to the Liebherr R 954 excavator.

The total volume to be demolished is 40,000 cubic meters.

After the demolition of the old market, the construction works at the new Obor Market started; it is a multifunctional building with five trunks and two basements and a total built area of 8350 sq.m. Starting in November 2009, when works began, until now, over 8000 cubic meters of concrete have been  cast, the volume increasing in the last months, up to 2000 cubic meters of concrete cast only in April 2010. The works will be completed at mid June 2010.

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