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Don't worry, see you later !
Are you ready ?
Come on, show must go on !... hehe
Thanks. I was analyzing today the aerial image posted by you yesterday night and it seems as if the ancient Arab baths were still in the middle of the Gran Via avenue...
Indeed, San Juan de Dios Hospital was demolished in 1954, after the inauguration of the new Provincial Hospital at Ronda de Garay avenue in 1953. On the other hand, the Arab Baths at Madre de Dios Street were demolished on February 1953 during the administration of Mayor Domingo de la Villa . The agreement of the City Council to open the Gran Via Jose Antonio Avenue was adopted on April 22nd, 1949. Since then (1949-1953), many solutions were proposed to reach the goal that the Arab Baths were not destroyed, as try to divert the avenue at this point a few meters to keep the ancient building.
All proposed lacked the logic urban solutions, because the City Planning designed by city Municipal architect Gaspar Blein in 1940 expected for every case its demolition and the opening of the avenue over the plot . In fact, before 1953 there were built many of the existing buildings on the avenue at present, which was blocked by the ancient building that prevented fully open the planned avenue because it was obstructing in half the same.
In 1953, before demolition works, the Arab baths occupies about 808 sq.m. , comprises several vaulted rooms, according to the distribution observed in the site planning drawing by historian Torres Balbas in 1932.
At the entrance, across the large arch there was a low porch, which opened two another archs, one of them decorated in mixtilineal art on the top, and the other designed in Almoravid Arab style (poly-lobed archs) from between eleventh-thirteenth centuries.
The work on the walls was made in mortar and masonry of stone river, and the archs and vaults in brick. The latter were half-barrel, while on the second of the vaults from the access there were square shaped chambers.
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WOW. Great explanation on the topic and amazing pics !
Changing the subjet, I would like to chat for a while about the Elders' residence demolished on the Libertad Avenue on the 70's.
Because I think is another clear case of real estate speculation on the 70's and was demolished a beautiful Modernist style building for develop dwellings on the area.
Are you really sure ?
All you're typing on the topic is crazy !
Elders' residence sited in Portillo de San Antonio Street was a copy of the project designed by Victor Beltrí in Cartagena. This Eclectic style building was a waste project !...
NOTE (SPA): Ya leí las sandeces que @Ariadne y tú habéis escrito hace unos meses sobre este asunto. No puedo estar más en desacuerdo con lo que se dijo entonces. La vieja residencia de ancianos fue muy bien derribada y estoy totalmente de acuerdo con lo que se hizo en aquel momento (1971).
Is it a bad joke ? I don't get it !
No kidding, you are an ignorant and do not know what you are saying...
For me, it was a mistake that was done there...
For example, for me the new church builded is like a warehouse and is hidden within the large dwelling complex. The green spaces and the commercial premises are really good, but the parish design is a waste. The entire design of the site is very cold, sad and sober, devoid of any important decorative element.
^^ Perhaps you mean exactly that development got a 'Rationalist soul', don't you ?
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