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Vintage Early 1960s Postcard - Bucharest, Communist Romania - "Casa Scanteii & Lenin Statue"

Vintage Early 1960s Postcard - Bucharest, Communist Romania - "Casa Scanteii & Lenin Statue"

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Height: 3.5 Inches
  • Width: 5.5 Inches
  • Art subject: Architecture & cityscape
  • Favorited by: 1 person
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This item is a black and white, un-used vintage postcard featuring the "Casa Scanteii" (presently House of the Free Press) building and V.I. Lenin statue in Bucharest, Romania. Construction began in 1952 and was completed in 1956. The building was named Combinatul Poligrafic Casa Scînteii "I.V.Stalin" and later Casa Scînteii (Scînteia was the name of the Romanian Communist Party's official newspaper). It was designed by the architect Horia Maicu, in the pure style of Soviet Socialist realism, resembling the main building of the Moscow State University, and was intended to house all of Bucharest's printing presses, the newsrooms and their staff.

It has a foundation with an area of 280x260m, the total constructed surface is 32,000 m2 (344,445 sq ft) and it has a volume of 735,000 m³. Its height is 91.6 m (301 ft) without the television antenna, which measures an additional 12.4 m (41 ft), bringing the total height to 104 m (341 ft).

On 21 April 1960, a giant statue of Vladimir Lenin, made by Romanian sculptor Boris Caragea, was placed in front of the building. However, this statue was removed on 3 March 1990, following the Romanian Revolution of 1989.[3] The statue's pedestal is still there.
This item is a black and white, un-used vintage postcard featuring the "Casa Scanteii" (presently House of the Free Press) building and V.I. Lenin statue in Bucharest, Romania. Construction began in 1952 and was completed in 1956. The building was named Combinatul Poligrafic Casa Scînteii "I.V.Stalin" and later Casa Scînteii (Scînteia was the name of the Romanian Communist Party's official newspaper). It was designed by the architect Horia Maicu, in the pure style of Soviet Socialist realism, resembling the main building of the Moscow State University, and was intended to house all of Bucharest's printing presses, the newsrooms and their staff.

It has a foundation with an area of 280x260m, the total constructed surface is 32,000 m2 (344,445 sq ft) and it has a volume of 735,000 m³. Its height is 91.6 m (301 ft) without the television antenna, which measures an additional 12.4 m (41 ft), bringing the total height to 104 m (341 ft).

On 21 April 1960, a giant statue of Vladimir Lenin, made by Romanian sculptor Boris Caragea, was placed in front of the building. However, this statue was removed on 3 March 1990, following the Romanian Revolution of 1989.[3] The statue's pedestal is still there.

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