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The Man Who Saved Romanian Churches From Destruction

He was called "the engineer of heaven" for saving a dozen churches from destruction during communist rule in Romania. Civil engineer Eugeniu Iordachescu died on January 4, but he left a lasting legacy on the Bucharest skyline. During the rule of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in the 1980s, thousands of structures were demolished in the Romanian capital. But Iordachescu developed a system to move entire structures that saved many churches and other buildings from destruction.

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Lucie Steinzova

Lucie Steinzova is the photo editor for RFE/RL.

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Stuart Greer

Stuart Greer is a multimedia editor for RFE/RL.

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