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Fire in the Zurich HB costs insurance record sum

Brand the Zurich train station square on the night of 25. August 2018 was an extraordinary event. The estimate of the damage to property caused by the building insurance of the Canton of Zurich (GVZ). How this confirmed a message the "Zürichsee-Zeitung", a sum of 25 million Swiss francs.

This is, however, covered only the case. How high is the damage in the interior of the building was, is not yet known. This is likely to be, in turn, in limits, because the parts of the house were due to a tag blank.

The 25 million-half of the total of all last year's fire damage in Canton, amounting to 55 million mean almost. At GVZ you can't remember such a large single event. "The fire at the station was one of the most expensive fire damage in the over 200-year history of the freight village," says Martin Kull, head of insurance at the GVZ. The reconstruction of the Guild house of the carpenters, which burned down in 2007, at a cost of well over 17 million, the two Figures according to Kull are fully comparable.

police have ensured items

is The cause of the fire is not yet known. "The investigations are still running in high gear," said Marco Cortesi, info-in-chief of Zurich city police . The fire investigators from the Canton police would have only had, in January, access to all floors. It items had been ensured, it surveys, were still Cortesi says. Yet is unclear when results would be available.

Meanwhile, Work continues on the building complex. The fire debris is taken away, a gigantic emergency roof is built. The top floors are well-worn, behind the scaffolding and the Tarpaulin cover is hardly visible on the page Bahnhofquai of the gable. He has received after the fire, almost iconic value, because he had to in the short term, be secured and in all media was shown. In September, it has been the road due to the wind tower Fabienne short block – the fabric was still too little to be stable.

The fire on the night of 25. August was devastating. (Video: Tamedia/city police of Zurich)

the owner of The building, the real estate company PSP Swiss Property, the heritage-protected facade repair. The complex should look like after the reconstruction the same as before the fire. Everything goes according to plan, as Reto Grunder says Asset Manager for the PSP. The Work proved to be initially difficult, so was working with hanging holes.

There is created an office of Paradise

According to the Plan, you should be at the beginning of 2020, again as far as in front of the fire. Afterwards, further inner work, until the tenant can move in in the spring of 2021. PSP is investing 55 million. To this amount has changed, according to founder nothing.

The fire-ruin from the air the day after. (Video: Tamedia/SDA)

The ground floor is on the side of station square once again, the computer seller expects its retail space, which he already had before. In addition, two selling spaces are free for other providers that are not yet defined. In the five upper floors will stay on 4700 square meters of Workspace-specialist No18 and office space for business nomads and others have to offer.


Created: 21.03.2019, 12:03 PM

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