As noted by us, the old French building located on the “diamond” land running along 4 sides of Nguyen Thai Hoc – Hung Vuong – Tran Phu – Le Truc streets is being demolished to build a new project.
Photos before being demolished of the building (Source: Internet)
The building is 9,000 square meters in size, located in a prime location about a few hundred meters from Ba Dinh square, near the hospital, embassy, stadium… in Dien Bien ward, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi.
Notably, this is one of the few remaining French colonial architectures in Hanoi. Previously, the architecture was built on the factory land with 4 rows of 2-storey houses with red tile roofs running along 4 street fronts in the early 20th century.
According to Thanh Nien newspaper, the Postal Equipment Joint Stock Company (Postef) is the owner of the land lot. Implementing the policy of transforming and relocating factories and factories out of the inner city, Postef has cooperated with Lien Viet Holdings Joint Stock Company (now Lien Viet Group Joint Stock Company – LVG for short). The two sides signed an investment cooperation contract, LVG contributed capital with Postef to implement the Postef multi-functional project (DA), with a total capital of about VND 1,574 billion. To implement the project, LVG signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Him Lam
On June 24, 2017, the City People’s Committee. Hanoi has approved the investment policy of the multi-functional project Postef in this land. The goal is to solve the needs of offices for investors, hotels, accompanying services…
After being demolished, the new building was built with 11 floors and 6 basements about 43,023 m2; height about 42.9 m
However, many people living near this area could not help but regret when the building with French-style architecture that existed for more than a hundred years was demolished. It’s even worse if the bas-relief is broken
Born and raised on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Mr. D. (64 years old) said that he himself has many memories associated with this relief. “This is a historical mark when the American plane crashed. There, if I demolish it, I’m sorry because it’s associated with our childhood. Moreover, the relief is also a historical mark of the nation. but in my opinion should keep that bas-relief, tomorrow future generations will still know the heroic history of the nation.”
A sportswear dealer on Le Truc street said that this building has been abandoned for a long time, sometimes foreign tourists come by to take pictures.
Scaffolding is built around the 4 facades of the house
The last items of the building have not been demolished
Clip: Demolition of an ancient French building with 4 facades to build a high-rise building, many Hanoians regret their childhood memories
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