Herastrau Park will be named King Michael Park.

in park •  11 months ago

The General Council of Bucharest (CGMB) on Tuesday approved the proposal of the mayor general of Bucharest, Gabriela Firea, to change the name of Herastrau Park in King Michael Park.

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The draft resolution was approved on Tuesday by the General Council of Bucharest (CGMB) with 39 votes for and 12 abstentions, writes Mediafax.

"I think we are in a hurry. It would have been more normal to ask the Royal House, because it is possible to find out that the House members will not agree," said Lucian Iliescu, PMP adviser.

A similar draft resolution, this time of the Liberal Councilors, was also approved by the General Council of the Capital.

The project foresees the attribution of the name "King Michael I of Romania Boulevard" to the segment of the Pavel Dimitrievici - Kiseleff road, delineated between the Free Press Square and the Arc de Triomphe.

"We are obliged to honor the memory of a young King who assured that blast" otherwise "in a world decimated by war and then in a gray world, dominated by hatred, fear of falsehood. World War II is indebted to him for his actions, he contributed to the end of the war. The world is indebted not for the shortened time but for the saved lives, "the PNL councilors' proposal suggests.

Herastrau Park was set up in 1936 after five years of marshland restoration works. Lake Herastrau is mentioned in documents from the 17th century. The name Herastrau comes from a sawmill, a mechanical saw, which was placed, in 1686, in the house of Şerban Cantacuzino, on the shore of the lake, where the wood was turned into planks. Over time, the Herăstrău Park had other names: "National Park", "Carol II Park" and "I.V.Stalin". In Herăstrau Park there is a special residential area, made up of Elisabeta Palace, the official residence of members of the Royal House of Romania, built by the architect Corneliu M. Marcu. Here, on December 30, 1947, King Michael signed the forced abdication and went into exile.

source:descopera.ro

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