JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Hanoi Party chief orders suspension of old French-style building demolition

Hanoi Party chief orders suspension of old French-style building demolition

Thursday, April 07, 2022, 17:16 GMT+7
Hanoi Party chief orders suspension of old French-style building demolition
This image shows the old French-style building, as the post equipment factory, at 61 Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, before being demolished. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

The leader of the Hanoi Party Committee has directed the suspension of the demolition of an old French-style edifice, most of which has been destroyed so far, to serve a project on building a modern commercial complex in Ba Dinh District.

In his recent direction, Party Committee secretary Dinh Tien Dung asked the city administration and agencies concerned to request the project investor, Hanoi-based Post and Telecommunication Equipment Joint Stock Company, to cease dismantling the ancient building.

The two-story building is located at 61 Tran Phu Street near Ba Dinh Square, in an area called 'the Ba Dinh Political Area.'

This four-façade building served as the premises of a post equipment factory that had been removed under a construction plan for the area.

This photo shows a scene of demolition of the old French-styled building at 61 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

This image shows a scene of the demolition of the old French-style building at 61 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Dung also asked the Ba Dinh District administration to handle law-breaking acts, if any, in relation to the project being developed at the building, whose four sides are seated on four streets, including Hung Vuong, Tran Phu, Le Truc, and Nguyen Thai Hoc.

The results of the implementation of this direction must be reported to the Standing Board of the Party Committee before April 15.

The direction came after Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported on Monday that many Hanoi heritage enthusiasts were surprised and sorry when witnessing the dismantling of the house that once marked the historical vestiges of the capital in the resistance war against the U.S. before 1975.

Notably, on the wall of the building on the Nguyen Thai Hoc - Le Truc intersection, there is a relief embossed with the image of militia and self-defense forces defending Hanoi during the war.

The relief also shows the words indicating that local armed forces shot down an American plane on May 19, 1967 in this location.

An artist’s impression of the new commercial center expected to be built at 61 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Photo: T.D. / Tuoi Tre

An artist’s impression of a new commercial center expected to be built at 61 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Photo: T.D. / Tuoi Tre

On Monday, the Ba Dinh District administration issued a document asking the project investor to preserve the historical relief.

Currently, except the building façade on Hung Vuong Street that remains basically intact, all the other fronts on Le Truc, Tran Phu, and Nguyen Thai Hoc Streets have been pulled down.

The inside part of the edifice was completely destroyed.

In a dispatch to the Hanoi administration on Wednesday, the Ministry of Construction demanded that local authorities halt the development of the commercial center project and review its architecture plan to ensure it complies with relevant regulations and stays harmonious with the overall landscape in the vicinity.

All the steps to develop the commercial center at 61 Tran Phu have been carried out in accordance with relevant regulations, according to the Hanoi Department of Planning and Architecture.

The Hanoi People’s Committee licensed the construction in 2017 and approved the change of land use purposes for the project in 2018, the department said.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

The leader of the Hanoi Party Committee has directed the suspension of the demolition of an old French-style edifice, most of which has been destroyed so far, to serve a project on building a modern commercial complex in Ba Dinh District.

In his recent direction, Party Committee secretary Dinh Tien Dung asked the city administration and agencies concerned to request the project investor, Hanoi-based Post and Telecommunication Equipment Joint Stock Company, to cease dismantling the ancient building.

The two-story building is located at 61 Tran Phu Street near Ba Dinh Square, in an area called 'the Ba Dinh Political Area.'

This four-façade building served as the premises of a post equipment factory that had been removed under a construction plan for the area.

This photo shows a scene of demolition of the old French-styled building at 61 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

This image shows a scene of the demolition of the old French-style building at 61 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Dung also asked the Ba Dinh District administration to handle law-breaking acts, if any, in relation to the project being developed at the building, whose four sides are seated on four streets, including Hung Vuong, Tran Phu, Le Truc, and Nguyen Thai Hoc.

The results of the implementation of this direction must be reported to the Standing Board of the Party Committee before April 15.

The direction came after Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported on Monday that many Hanoi heritage enthusiasts were surprised and sorry when witnessing the dismantling of the house that once marked the historical vestiges of the capital in the resistance war against the U.S. before 1975.

Notably, on the wall of the building on the Nguyen Thai Hoc - Le Truc intersection, there is a relief embossed with the image of militia and self-defense forces defending Hanoi during the war.

The relief also shows the words indicating that local armed forces shot down an American plane on May 19, 1967 in this location.

An artist’s impression of the new commercial center expected to be built at 61 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Photo: T.D. / Tuoi Tre

An artist’s impression of a new commercial center expected to be built at 61 Tran Phu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Photo: T.D. / Tuoi Tre

On Monday, the Ba Dinh District administration issued a document asking the project investor to preserve the historical relief.

Currently, except the building façade on Hung Vuong Street that remains basically intact, all the other fronts on Le Truc, Tran Phu, and Nguyen Thai Hoc Streets have been pulled down.

The inside part of the edifice was completely destroyed.

In a dispatch to the Hanoi administration on Wednesday, the Ministry of Construction demanded that local authorities halt the development of the commercial center project and review its architecture plan to ensure it complies with relevant regulations and stays harmonious with the overall landscape in the vicinity.

All the steps to develop the commercial center at 61 Tran Phu have been carried out in accordance with relevant regulations, according to the Hanoi Department of Planning and Architecture.

The Hanoi People’s Committee licensed the construction in 2017 and approved the change of land use purposes for the project in 2018, the department said.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Vinh Tho - Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news

Disasters cost $268 billion in 2022: Swiss Re

Natural and man-made catastrophes have caused $268 billion of economic losses so far in 2022, chiefly driven by Hurricane Ian and other extreme weather disasters, reinsurance giant Swiss Re estimated Thursday