Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw

Location: Warsaw
Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw

Palace of Culture and Science (PKiN) is the highest building in Poland, and is located on Defilad Square in the center of Warsaw. It was erected as a gift of the Soviet Nation for the Polish Nation. It was opened in 1955. It was built in three years according to a project of a Russian architect Lew Rudniew and inspired with Moscow skyscrapers which on the other hand were inspired with American art deco skyscrapers. It is a mix of socialist realism and Polish historism. Currently, it is a house of many companies and public institutions, such as: cinema, theatres, bookstore, sport clubs, univeristies (e.g. Collegium Civitas), scientific associations and management of the Polish Academy of Science.

00–901 Warsaw
Plac Defilad 1
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Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw
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Warsaw, Srodmiescie, Parade Square, PKiN, Culture Palace, socialist realism, architecture of PRL times, skyscrapers, clock tower, arcades, attic, spire, colonnade, interior, historical interior, interior of PRL times, cupola, coffer
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