Pałac Kultury i Nauki

Pałac Kultury i Nauki

Pałac Kultury i Nauki plac Defilad Warszawa -Pałac Kultury i Nauki w Warszawie z lotu ptaka  History of PKiN in a nutshell. Location: Plac Defilad 1, Warsaw, Poland Date of construction start up: 2 May 1952 Date of final construction works: the year of 1955 Construction materials: stone, limestone Altitude: 237 m – up to the top of the spire 187,68 m – to the base of the spire Area: 123 084 m2 (1 324 876 ft2) Cubic Capacity: 817 000 m3 (28 840 100 ft3) Architect: Lew Rudniew 1. The highest building in , 42 floors. Viewing Platform on the 30th floor at the altitude of 114 m. 2. There are 3288 rooms in the Palace. 3. The Skyscraper is erected as a gift of Soviet Nation for 4. Joseph Stalin is the author of the concept. 5. Architect L. W. Rudniew wants the sky-scraper to incarnate features of the Polish national style. In order to do this he tours well-known Polish cities and towns like Kraków, Chełm, Zamość finding out about Polish architecture. 6. Rudniew and his team are a steam engine of projects. The Polish select a 120 m building design, since their ambition exceeds that level it results in building much bigger edifice. 7. 3,500 Russian workers are employed at the construction site. There is a housing estate built for them together with facilities like: cinema, cafeteria, public club and swimming pool. 8. There are 16 fatal accidents among Russians working at the construction. The year of 1956 starts a series of suicidal jumps from the sightseeing terrace on the 30 storey initiated by a French man. Seven Poles follow him. Those incidents cause installation of metal grid on the sightseeing terrace. 9. On the New Year’s Eve of 2000 the biggest tower clock is unveiled on top of the Palace of Culture, its 4 dials are of 6 m long diameter each. This Millenium Clock becomes also the highest tower clock in the world. www.pkin.pl

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