Since our appartment complex and a dozen buildings around it are owned by the Bank, a public institution, they were assesed before the rest in the city center and our surrounding neighborhood. The whole area is still off limits without accompanyment from the firefighters.
The basemente level is in good shape, as are the primary walls (I forget the name in English). Our appartment and the one on the same floor are in the worst shape - at least a dozen fractured walls, with more and more pieces falling off every time we come in. It now looks like the Rolling Stones, the Eagles, AND the sex pistols were staying there.
But despite that it is not to be knocked down. It will take months, when they do get around to it. We still don't know. But the important parts are standing and in good shape. The unimportant walls are not, but they don't matter, it seems.
Still kind of depressing to see the room I watched the first half of Hairspray with Silvia and the girls the night of the quake with cracked walls and broken glass everywhere.
Hugs to all of you.
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