Friday, 4 April 2008

In search of the quintessential Warsaw vista

Anyone driving to work up al. Niepodległości will immediately recognise this view. On the skyline from left, the Intraco II tower, the LIM tower and the Palace of Culture. On either side, ministry buildings, separated by six lanes of traffic and tram tracks. This is, I think, quintessential Warsaw, not a beautiful city in the way that Wrocław or Kraków wow the tourists, but a dynamic fast-growing business and administrative centre. The above view has not changed in 20 years, but is likely to in coming years as the Palace of Culture eventually gets surrounded by a ring of skyscrapers.

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