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English translation: (partial) demolition / removal

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German term or phrase:Rückbau
English translation:(partial) demolition / removal
Entered by: Steffen Walter
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07:02 Jun 24, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Architecture
German term or phrase: Rückbau
I came across this term in a technical report for a cable TV plant.

Context:
Die AWG Siedlung in der Rathenaustraße umfasst ca. 600 WE mit einem Leerstand von ca. 20%. Die Blöcke sind saniert. Ein Rückbau ist nicht geplant.

Attempted translation/explanation of problem:

I'm not sure whether the author means that the "Sanierung" mentioned will not be reversed i.e. "reversal of constructional changes" as per glossary OR whether despite the 20% "Leerstand", a "downsizing" is planned but that would probably be "Abbau"

Anybody have any thoughts?
kenbe
Local time: 15:22
(partial) demolition / removal
Explanation:
Rückbau is a German euphemism very common in urban planning/architecture, usually denoting demolition or removal of buildings or other structures.

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Note added at 12 mins (2004-06-24 07:14:26 GMT)
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Here, the problem seems to be that 20% of the apartments (WE = Wohneinheiten) are empty/vacated, a fact that may lead to considering partial demolition of the complex. Sounds like East Germany, if you ask me.
Selected response from:

Steffen Walter
Germany
Local time: 16:22
Grading comment
Thanks - yes, you're right, it is East Germany
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +2(partial) demolition / removal
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Rückbau
(partial) demolition / removal


Explanation:
Rückbau is a German euphemism very common in urban planning/architecture, usually denoting demolition or removal of buildings or other structures.

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Note added at 12 mins (2004-06-24 07:14:26 GMT)
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Here, the problem seems to be that 20% of the apartments (WE = Wohneinheiten) are empty/vacated, a fact that may lead to considering partial demolition of the complex. Sounds like East Germany, if you ask me.

Steffen Walter
Germany
Local time: 16:22
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 202
Grading comment
Thanks - yes, you're right, it is East Germany

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  David Moore
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agree  Lori Dendy-Molz
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