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Sāk TC “Titāniks” nojaukšanu

Rīga's 'Titanic' is going down

Due to the construction of the Rail Baltica railway project, the demolition of the former commercial and parking complex Titāniks (“Titanic”) has been launched in Rīga, Prāgas Street 2, Latvian Television reported on July 11.

The concrete building, erected from 1998 to 1999, has always looked rather sad. Now it is also accompanied by broken windows and rust. The multi-story parking has never been convenient for use. Now, the dismantling of the building has begun.

Looking at the building, it is hard to find any semblance to the legendary ship. The builder representative found one similarity: the width of the building at approximately 28 meters.

 Guntis Āboltiņš-Āboliņš, spokesman for the BeReRix construction company, said: “If we are talking about the Titanic as an architectural masterpiece, I think we cannot draw such similarities here with the “Titanic” of Riga. I think no one will cry too much about this building.”

The building will be demolished to make room for the construction of the Rail Baltica railway line.

Āboltiņš-Āboliņš said: “There certainly won't be a loss to the cultural environment. There will be a new beautiful square between the edge of the channel and the newly built Rail Baltica railway line."

During the works, only pedestrians will be able to use the Prāgas Street tunnel. It is planned that traffic can be restored in two weeks' time. The Titanic will disappear from the Riga environment in two months' time.

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