All the same on the arena
After the tragedy that occurred in Magnitogorsk on December 31, 2018, no one is surprised by the manipulation of facts used by the media to improve their own ratings. At the weekend, in some mass media, regular materials were published containing deliberately inaccurate information about the house number 164 on Karl Marx Avenue. In particular, one of the honored builders, who called the blast of household gas an ordinary “sneeze,” presented his vision of the causes of the incident. The situation was commented by Yury Tverskoy, General Director of Magnitogorsk GIPROMEZ JSC.
According to Yuri Alexandrovich, house number 164 on Karl Marx Avenue really belongs to the series 1-439A. However, in 1965-1969, on its basis, designs of houses with improved architectural and planning solutions were developed. The series included not only five-story, but also nine-story houses and low-family houses. This work was carried out by the Central Research Institute of Experimental Design (at the present time - JSC "TsNIIEP dwelling"). Buildings were erected throughout the country, including Magnitogorsk and Chelyabinsk. Until now, thousands of people live in these houses, the buildings do not pose any threat to the life and health of people.
It was the nine-story building project that was taken as the basis for the design of a residential building at the address: Karl Marx Avenue, 164. Design documentation for building structures was developed by the Magnitogorsk Branch of the Chelyabgrazhdanproekt Institute in 1971. Dmitry Melnikov, director of Magnitostroy Trust, the main developer in those years, also confirmed that house No. 164 along Karl Marx Avenue was built according to the design of a nine-story house.
It should be added that in the middle of January, Mikhail Leybman, Vice-Rector of the National Research Moscow State University of Construction, visited Magnitogorsk and became one of the participants of the expert group on the examination of the surviving sections. Mikhail Evgenievich noted that the structures were made with a large margin of safety: “There will be two buildings - in one six, in the other four entrances. I believe these designs will be able to live. They are built with such a high level of reliability that they have stood for 47 years and will continue to stand. ”
The December tragedy left no one indifferent. Particularly acute those events are experiencing residents of the house number 164 on Karl Marx Avenue. Any information that is submitted to the public must be verified.