Pałac Kultury i Nauki – The high-rise building of culture and science in Warsaw

With a total height of 237 meters it is the tallest building in Poland, the 6th-tallest building in the European Union and one of the tallest on the European continent.

The Palace became one of the symbolic buildings of Warsaw and is one of the best examples of Polish architecture / Image: memolands.com

Constructed in 1955, it houses various public and cultural institutions such as cinemas, theaters, libraries, sports clubs, university faculties and authorities of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Motivated by Polish historical architecture and American art deco high-rise buildings, was designed by Soviet architect Lev Rudnev. The Palace was also the tallest clock tower in the world until the installation of a clock mechanism on the Docomo Yoyogi Building in Tokyo, Japan.

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Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw / Image: memolands.com

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