Friday, 18 March 2016

Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw

The Palace of Culture and Science is a notable high-rise building in Warsaw, Poland. It is seat of various companies, public institutions, such as cinemas, theaters, libraries, sports clubs, universities (including Collegium Civitas), scientific institutions and authorities of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Constructed in 1955, it was designed by Soviet architect Lev Rudnev in "Seven Sisters" style and was inspired by Polish historicism and American art deco high-rise buildings.
The Palace of Culture and Science is the tallest building in Poland, the seventh tallest building in the European Union and in a Top-20 in the Europe. It is 231 metres  tall, including the structural 43-metre high spire.
The building was originally known as the Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science, but in the wake of destalinization the dedication to Stalin was revoked.Stalin's name was removed from the interior lobby and one of the building's sculptures.
Source: Wikipedia

Thanks to Ivica from Serbia who sends this card with Chris from Warsaw!
All smiles :D
Sent:12 February 2016    Received: 23 February 2016   Travelled: 11 days

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