Titan, Bucharest

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Titan is a neighborhood of Eastern Bucharest, part of Sector 3. It surrounds the Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park, formerly known as "Titan", "I.O.R." (Intreprinderea Optică Română), and "Balta Albă" (The White Pond).

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the plagued used to be thrown into a common pit and covered with quick lime, thus earning its name, the Balta Albă, (White Pond), which gave the name of the neighbourhood. The name of "Titan" comes from a cement factory located here in 20th century.

There are no significant landmarks in the Titan region, the predominant construction type being the communist-type apartment buildings. Transportation is very well worked out, the region being linked to other parts of Bucharest by subway, tram-lines, trolleys, buses and taxis.

Wide boulevards and squares can be found. The most important boulevards are named after Nicolae Grigorescu, Camil Ressu and Theodor Pallady. The latter is a continuation of the Bucharest - Constanţa freeway inside the city. There are several large shopping centres, the biggest ones being Auchan and Cora hypermarkets. The Gloria cinema is the only one in the area and it is sited on the intersection of Baba Novac and Nicolae Grigorescu boulevards.

The Titan Lake was "built" in the mid-20th century, on the former site of a creek. Today, it is divided in half by a road bridge. The lake surrounds five islands.

Nearby neighborhoods include Dristor, Vitan, Dudeşti,...
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