Tuesday , July 27 2021

Parts of Brussels city walls collapsed in … (Brussels)

Part of the city walls of Brussels collapsed on the school grounds

This wall collapsed.


A section of Brussels's old city walls collapsed at night from Saturday to Sunday in the courtyard of a school on rue des Alexiens. There are no injuries.

The section of the wall, 20 meters long and 10 meters high, collapsed around 5:45 in the Sint-Joris school yard, which is located at number 16 rue des Alexiens in Brussels, where the work is done. Of course. According to local police, the incident did not cause harm on public roads.

"This is a small part of the Villers wall which is part of the first 13th century wall in Brussels. The incident that night was relatively small but we would be very aware that this part of the wall that was classified, was rebuilt identically and with the same stone "said Geoffroy Coomans de Brachene, city council member Urbanism and Heritage.

"The collapse of the wall may be because the company that started work on the Sint-Joris school yard without taking all the necessary precautions, and the reconstruction of the wall will be his responsibility," he concluded. .

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