The work of Sculptor Oscar Han, an extremely important but controversial artist, the figure of the character who has marked the history of Constanţa and Dobrogea looking for the port.
On the statue's base is a marble plate with the text:
He designed and led the construction and construction works
modernization of the port of Constanta (1899-1910)
prefiguring their future development.
The achievements lie between the brightest Romanian engineers.
October 16 1996
On the occasion of the centennial of Constanţa port
The bronze statue of Anghel Saligny was made in 1957 by the sculptor Oscar Han. She is 3 meters tall and represents Anghel Saligny at rest, standing.
Anghel Saligny was a remarkable construction engineer, the forerunner of the world of metal and reinforced concrete science, making many inventions and unique solutions in the design and construction of bridges and industrial buildings, the foundation of port and docks, and silos wheat by using precast concrete, all in the world premiere.
Saligny's imprint on Romania's modernization was profound. In Constanţa, Brăila, Galaţi and Giurgiu, on the Prahova Valley, on the railway that crosses Moldova from south to north, at the Romanian Academy, at the School of Bridges and Roads and especially at the crossing of the Danube in Dobrogea, “the great work, the work splendid, admirable work… the work of national pride ”, as Ţiţeica said in 1925.
Here you can find the address of Anghel Saligny's Statue in Constanţa:
Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta, Constanţa
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