Remember the story from last year about the Bucharest post office with no electricity?
Well, turns out that yesterday a Bucharest court ruled that the illegally constructed ten-storey eyesore in which the post office (which is now on Bulevardul Unirii, by the way) was housed should be demolished.
What’s more, to prevent the local council from ducking out of its responsibility to knock the building down, Maria Dinescu – the poor woman who lived in a building next door and who brought the original case against the developer – was given the right to do so herself.
We would like to say here and now that if she needs any help, we would be glad to lend a hand.
Of course, this being Romania the decision is not definitive: the developer (a total shit called Ion Chirita who also allegedly owns an illegal building on Strada Aurel Vlaicu and is apparently behind the illegal construction going on in Parcul Tineretului) can appeal.
It will therefore be sometime until we actually see the back of this unfinished monument to corruption, but the fact that the court has given Dinescu the right to knock it down herself means that one day, albeit at some stage in the distant future, it will indeed be gone.