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ORCO Tower

Al. Jerozolimskie 81
Warsaw Poland

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1992
  Finished1996
Floor Count27
Floor Area15,000 m²
Building Uses
 - office
 - communication
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - postmodern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof377 ft

Description
Companies

• Architect(s):
-Lorenzo Martinoia
-Jacek Sokalski
-Amadeo Strada

• Owner:
-Orco Property Group.

• Others: FIM Sp. z o.o., Bonomia Contractors, WARBUD S.A., Józef Sieczkowski, PPU Energetyka Sp. z o.o., Eljako-Al Sp. z o.o., TIM - EX Sp.j., Z.P.U.H. Edward Lukasiak, Notifier Polska Sp z o.o., Besam Polska Sp. z o.o., KONE Sp. z o.o., Permasteelisa S.p.A., Deko Partitions Ltd, Fortrade Financing S.p.A., Christian Biecher & Associés.
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Facts & Descriptions:

• Originally designed to be only 20 stories as maximum height permitted by authorities, during the planning phase several more stories were added an original design plan.

• The dark blue reflective glass facade is decorated with salmon-colored plates refering to Aleje Jerozolimskie's frontage scale.

• The tower features a very small lobby and reception, cause maximum office space.

• A separate 240-space parking lot was planned but, due to the authorities' objection, this idea was never implemented, remaining a building without park garages.

• On the site of an early 1911 demolished house in 1970ies for temporary tramway tracks while the new central railway station was under construction.

• Scheduled for facade and interior's renovation in 2007, after moved out main tenant Polkomtel S.A., most of offices space remains vacant.

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