The Aghion Villa is threatened with destruction by its owner. A demolition permit was delivered without any preliminary expertise being conducted. The decision of the Ministry of Culture to classify the building within its preservation list (Decree 278, Council of Ministers 2008) has apparently not succeeded in saving the building. The Administrative Court of Alexandria would indeed have refused to reject the destruction with the argument that the demolition permit seems to have been delivered before the decision of classification (June 13th, 2009).
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