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Palace of Culture and Science
Pałac Kultury i Nauki

Plac Defilad 1
Warsaw Poland

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1952
  Finished1955
Floor Count43
Basement Floors2
Floor Area123,084 m²
Building Uses
 - office
 - government
 - museum
 - observation
 - retail
 - theatre
 - cinema
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - clock
 - pole
Architectural Style
 - neo-classical
 - wedding cake
Materials
 - glass
 - limestone

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire757 fthttp://www.pkin.pl/
to tip of antenna
Roof616 ft
to top of roof/crown
Lower roof550 fthttp://www.pkin.pl/historia/
to roof below highest roof
Top floor525 ft
to top floor deck
Observation deck374 fthttp://www.pkin.pl/
to 30th floor observation area

Description
- Architect: Lev Vladimirovich Rudnev

- 16 workers died during the construction of this tower.

- The skyscraper, when originally proposed, had no set usage, and five different sites were considered for the location.

- The structure was originally proposed at only 100 meters in height, but was raised to the final height of 230 meters after talks between the architects.

- Soon after it's opening the structure was closed to the public with only those with passes having entrance.

- A public observation deck is located on the 30th floor of the building.

- Rumored to have 5 underground floors, the structure has been confirmed to have 2 underground floors each being 5 meters in height.

- The structure contains the 2,800-seat Congress Hall theatre.

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