On the instructions of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, with the assistance of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration and the Zaporizhzhia City Council, in partnership with the Metinvest Group and “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works, a project was launched to renovate a building that was damaged by enemy shelling. Socially responsible business will direct UAH 50 million to the implementation of the reconstruction project.
The restoration of the damaged building will start on May 29, 2023. Currently, the construction site is being organized. As part of the reconstruction, it is planned to arrange a part of new foundations, restore reliable supporting structures, structural floors, engineering networks and the roof. Special attention will be paid to the restoration of all architectural elements of the facade, preserving the original historical appearance. The final stage of the project will be the landscaping of the surrounding area.
“Metinvest company believes in the victory of Ukraine and is joining the reconstruction of the country right now. We are joining an important project to restore a landmark building and an outstanding architectural monument for Zaporizhzhia citizens – a residential building on Sobornyy Avenue, which was damaged as a result of a massive rocket attack on Zaporizhzhia. Now this building represents a sharp reminder of the destructive power of war, but the synergy of the efforts of the authorities and responsible business will prove that unity and creation have greater power,” said Oleksandr Myronenko, operational director of the Metinvest Group.
Let us recall, that on October 6, 2022, Russian troops launched a missile attack on the center of Zaporizhzhia. As a result of enemy shelling, an apartment building at 151 Sobornyy Avenue was damaged: two entrances, in which 24 apartments were located, were destroyed.
The building on Sobornyy Avenue was built by order of “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works and put into operation in 1955. It is a monument of architecture and urban planning of local importance, together with other buildings; it defines one of the main squares of Zaporizhzhia, which remains the center of cultural and public life – Mayakovskyy Square.