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12 April 2017

Theater on the Left Bank to be renovated, the money has been already allocated


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UAH 5 million has been already allocated by the city budget, reported ABCnews.
 
The planned works included heat insulation and repair of the building's façade, - commented the situation Diana Popova, the Director of the Culture Department of Kyiv City State Administration.

"The Program of Kyiv Economic and Social Development for 2017 provides for UAH 5 mln allocation for the capital repairing the façade of Drama and Comedy Theater on the Left Bank. On February 28, the Theater signed contract No. BT/P-01 with Budinkom Group LLC. Currently, the works are on in line with the design and cost estimate documents", – said Diana Popova.
 
Looking back, in March the contractors launched heat insulation of the theater's building, triggering astonishment and indignation of Kyivans. The point is that the heat insulation layer covers the finishing made of the natural stone, thus changing the façade's appearance.
At this stage, under the design the walls are being heat insulated with basalt wool. Later on, the walls will be covered with reinforcing mesh to bear patterned plastering. The latter will be somewhat more even on the walls and mosaic on the basement.
Thus, following the reconstruction, the theater's walls will no longer be covered with stone. The theater's officials wistfully announced that neither dismantling, nor reusing of the stone finishing is possible.
"It is so called Inkerman stone, a sort of shell stone produced in Crimea. It is a readily workable stone, although having certain weaknesses. It easily and promptly absorbs dust and soot form the environment. We tried to wash it in different ways. Neither showed any worthy results", – reported the theater's officials. 
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