Warsaw – an evening view of the Palace of Culture and Science, built in a Soviet architectural style in the 1950s. Warsaw – Poland’s capital is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. The investment boom is visible everywhere you look. The city has become one big construction and renovation site. In Warsaw, you can see the most clearly how the city is taking full advantage of the tremendous and unique opportunities arising from the emergence of free market and the development of democracy.
This postcard shows the Palace of Culture and Science (Polish: PaÂ³ac Kultury i Nauki, also abbreviated PKiN) in Warsaw, which is the tallest building in Poland and the world’s 187th tallest building. The building currently serves as an exhibition centre and office complex. It is also used for FM and TV broadcasting. It is 230.68 metres (757 ft) tall which includes the height of the spire of 43 metres. Construction started in 1952 and lasted until 1955. A gift from the Soviet Union to the people of Poland, the tower was constructed, using Soviet plans, almost entirely by 3500 workers from the Soviet Union.