Bucharest Plane Monument
Public Art : Bucharest Plane Monument
Description: The supposed "landmark for
Bucharest" is actually a red and white decommissioned light aircraft from the Romanian Air Force which
is anchored to the ground by several concrete blocks. On the side of the plane are the words "Primaria
Sectorului 2" meaning Hall District 2.
Date Unveiled: November, 2005.
Location: The plane is located at the junction roads
and Fundeni Colentina intersection (section 2), Bucharest, Romania.
Background: The idea to erect the old
airplane in Colentina, belongs solely to the then Mayor, Mr. Ontanu. When he discovered the
plane was being thrown out by the Air Force he decided to plonk it in the middle of the junction in the
hope it would a "landmark for Bucharest".
At Christmas time the plane is decorated with lights which can be seen for miles.
Trivia: The most common word used to describe
this is "monstrosity"
Acknowledgements: Thank you to Simon Akkerman and
Doreena Nita for kindly providing the photos.