Monday, December 3, 2012

Building codes? Who needs building codes?

Living in cities where people blatantly violate building codes can be fun, and Bratislava is no exception. A colleague of mine brought this one to my attention. The front of this unfinished building on Šancová (a few blocks away from the main train station) hangs over the sidewalk to such a degree that it engulfs a street lamp and brushes up against another. Not surprisingly, the building has been left in this incomplete state for a long time.

Of course, this particular situation raises the question (well, several questions, really): if construction on this building is ever resumed and completed, will this protruding overhang serve as a balcony, or will there be a wall that will have to engulf the lamp post as well?

I love how construction of this building even got as far as it did. I wouldn't be surprised if its construction was halted for reasons far sketchier than this street lamp issue. I'm sure the street lamp was just the icing on the cake. 

1 comment:

  1. I dig how that building is engulfing the street lamp. What a perfect way to illustrate your point about funky building codes.