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Engineering series 7: Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest

Introduction

In the early nineties we had a family from Romania as neighbors, very nice people of German descent who had recently emigrated to Southern Germany to settle in the periphery of Munich where I was growing up.

At that time I was old enough to grasp (at least vaguely) the importance of the historic events that had occurred in the then called Eastern Bloc (Ostblock) a few years ago.

One after another communist one-party state collapsed as a consequence of the upheavals initiated by a discontent general …