Haiti - Heritage : Fire to Iron Market, ISPAN under shock !
He recalls "This architectural jewel of iron and cast iron was inaugurated on November 22, 1891 under the Government of President Florvil Hyppolite. It is now classified National Heritage by a presidential decree of May 11, 2010 and its engraving adorns the reverse of the 1000 Gourdes ticket issued in 1999 on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the city of Port-au-Prince.
Called Market Hyppolite, Iron Market (Marché en fer), Market Vallières or "Marché en bas", it had already been the prey of the flames during the fire occurred in this place in the night of May 29 to 30, 2008. The market 127 years old, was one of the first monuments restored after the earthquake of January 12, 2010 following negotiations conducted by ISPAN with the Digicel Foundation.
Faced with this inestimable loss ISPAN cries out its dismay at seeing the resources of the merchants of the place go up in smoke as well as all the efforts made and invested by one and the other in the restoration of this icon that is the Hyppolite Market.
dismay at seeing the resources of the merchants of the place go up in smoke as well as all the efforts made and invested by one and the other in the restoration of this icon that is the Hyppolite Market.
While performing these days several technical visits to document the damage, the institution is available for the suites and wishes courage to the victims [...]"
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