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Re: Palace of Culture

Architectural interest is in the eye of the beholder -and all tourists automatically take a photo of it, as it is the only landmark building in central Warsaw.

You can trust the politicians not to replace it with anything costing more than a few grosz, so you either have a landmark building with many useful facilities inside or you can have a fountain. Hmm - let me think about that one for a few seconds ...

As for energy efficiency, well, as we are entering a period of global cooling until 2030 we shouild all turn up the thermostat!! Only joking - we all (i) know it's going to be as big as the Y2K bug (ii) it's so we can have nuclear plants everywhere ... to save us! You couldn't make it up. No, honestly!!

Re: Palace of Culture

I like the building.

Re: Palace of Culture

And remember that the building is very well maintained, contains theatres, a cinema, part of a University, a conference centre, an ice rink, a concert hall, a nightclub, two restaurants and plenty of offices.

Not to mention all the useable space around it.

Re: Palace of Culture

I love the building and it's the first thing I look for when flying in to Okecin. Seeing it somehow makes me feel like I'm coming home.

That said, Slepowron's comments are hard to argue with, although like it or not, the Soviet influence is part and parcel of Warsaw's history; we are all the result of the experiences we have all lived through. If we deny certain elements in our genetic make-up, we inevitably give an inaccurate portrayal of ourselves. I'm very much for the 'warts and all' approach.

Maybe they could tear down the current builing and replace it with a modern day version as they did to great effect in Moscow recently?

Re: Palace of Culture

I am surprised they haven't turned it into a church. Wouldn't that be the ultimate....