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Collegium Civitas [Poland]

First of all, I was surprised with the size. Then, I was surprised with the country of sender ๐Ÿ˜€

Why? Polska, especially Warsawa, always reminds me to “our” (my and my best friend forever) dream about 2 years ago to visit the country for imagine cup ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyway, thanks, Pola in Polska
*what a unique coincidence between the name and the country of sender
, like Podolski and his hometown (place of birth) ๐Ÿ˜€

 

As Pola said that the Palace of Culture and Science (known as Collegium Civitas *from google maps) in Warsaw is the tallest building in Poland. It’s also the eight tallest building in the European Union and currently is the 187th tallest building in the world (amazing! :D).

The building was originally known as the Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science (Paล‚ac Kultury i Nauki imienia Jรณzefa Stalina), but in the wake of destalinization the dedication to Stalin was revoked, Stalin’s name was removed from the interior lobby and one of the building’s sculptures.

FYI, the construction started on 1952 (May, 2nd) and completed on 1955 (July, 22nd). It has height 188 m (roof) and 237 m (antenna spire) with 42 floor. It was designed by a Soviet architect, Lev Rudnev.

One of landmark that must be visited (someday), insya Allah ๐Ÿ™‚

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2 comments on “Collegium Civitas [Poland]

  1. Pola
    July 17, 2012

    Greetings from Poland,
    Pola

    • spiritofriza
      July 17, 2012

      Hi, Pola ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for beautiful postcard you sent me.
      Hopefully there are an opportunity to visit Warsawa ๐Ÿ™‚

      Warm Regards,
      -riza-

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