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Old Posted May 10, 2004, 9:24 AM
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WARSAW - Boomtown

Which metropolis of Europe fulfills the superlativ, itself in 20. Century to have most strongly changed? No doubt: This title is entitled to Warsaw. Only bomb release place, then fallow land, today Boomtown. A town with millions of inhabitants, for which nearly over night a silhouette of multistoried buildings arose. Certainly no idyllischer place, with which one falls in love at first sight. But beautiful cities are as well known boring. Which one cannot maintain from the quirligen capital of Poland now really. Only quite not of the types, which populate this city (and this book). Among them is a sociology student, who created a restaurant chain; a priest, who drives year by year in an old Mercedes to Rome, in order to remove Johannes Paul II. the Beichte; a German poet, who purged to the beautiful pole inside rescueless. Also of the former inhabitants of this city one experiences some: of Chopin and Popieluszko, of Szpilman and realm Ranicki, of rosa Luxembourg and the sayful Syrena (sea-virgin), which today only the stadtwappen ziert. Of Poland women are likewise a grateful topic. The twentieth century put a veil the heavy courage over this proud city. From Poland, Czeslaw Milosz sealed, is "wenig well-known abroad, because its mourning has neither hands nor Gesicht". The book of Gerhard Gnauck, Poland polen-Korrespondent of the WELT since 1999, treats also two different fall, which Warsaw in the world war experienced: that the once largest Jewish community of Europe and that the Polish metropolis altogether. But the life forwards and the time after the disaster held of writers, who come here to word: Heine, Doeblin and Singer, Szczypiorski and Stasiuk. Also of the relationship that Poland to the car, of their long march from the Wodka to the beer, of well-known politicians and of less well-known slot ears is to be read. Initially Gnauck asks whether Warsaw actually lies in Europe. Since 1 May this question might be settled. But one regards it dialectically: The metropolis lies also further a little in the east and a completely small little even in America. Why, this book betrays.


Gerhard Gnauck: Syrena auf dem Königsweg. Warschauer Wandlungen. Picus, Wien. 132 S., 13,90 EUR

http://www.welt.de/data/2004/05/08/2...u&searchHILI=1

Welche Metropole Europas erfüllt den Superlativ, sich im 20. Jahrhundert am stärksten verändert zu haben? Kein Zweifel: Dieser Titel gebührt Warschau. Erst Bombenabwurfplatz, dann Brachland, heute Boomtown. Eine Millionenstadt, der fast über Nacht eine Silhouette von Hochhäusern erwachsen ist. Gewiss kein idyllischer Ort, in den man sich auf den ersten Blick verliebt. Doch schöne Städte sind bekanntlich langweilig. Was man von der quirligen Hauptstadt Polens nun wirklich nicht behaupten kann.

Erst recht nicht von den Typen, die diese Stadt (und dieses Buch) bevölkern. Darunter sind eine Soziologiestudentin, die eine Restaurantkette gegründet hat; ein Priester, der Jahr für Jahr in einem alten Mercedes nach Rom fährt, um Johannes Paul II. die Beichte abzunehmen; ein deutscher Dichter, der den schönen Polinnen rettungslos verfallen ist. Auch von den früheren Bewohnern dieser Stadt erfährt man einiges: von Chopin und Popieluszko, von Szpilman und Reich-Ranicki, von Rosa Luxemburg und der sagenhaften Syrena (Seejungfrau), welche heute nur noch das Stadtwappen ziert. Polens Frauen sind ebenfalls ein dankbares Thema.


Das zwanzigste Jahrhundert hat einen Schleier der Schwermut über diese stolze Stadt gelegt. Von Polen, dichtete Czeslaw Milosz, sei im Ausland "wenig bekannt, denn seine Trauer hat weder Hände noch Gesicht". Das Buch von Gerhard Gnauck, Polen-Korrespondent der WELT seit 1999, behandelt denn auch zweierlei Untergang, den Warschau im Weltkrieg erlebt hat: den der einst größten jüdischen Gemeinschaft Europas und den der polnischen Metropole insgesamt. Doch das Leben vor und die Zeit nach der Katastrophe wurden festgehalten von Schriftstellern, die hier zu Wort kommen: Heine, Döblin und Singer, Szczypiorski und Stasiuk. Auch vom Verhältnis der Polen zum Auto, von ihrem langen Marsch vom Wodka zum Bier, von bekannten Politikern und von weniger bekannten Schlitzohren ist zu lesen. Eingangs fragt Gnauck, ob Warschau tatsächlich in Europa liege. Seit dem 1. Mai dürfte diese Frage erledigt sein. Doch betrachte man es dialektisch: Die Metropole liegt auch weiterhin ein bisschen im Osten und ein ganz klein bisschen sogar in Amerika. Warum, verrät dieses Buch.
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Old Posted May 10, 2004, 10:13 AM
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The translation isn't perfect but it's nice to see this kind of articles.



Some examples of boom in Warsaw:

Golden Terraces (big shopping center + office tower (115 m):









Rondo 1 (194 m)








Arkadia Shopping Center:





Centrum Zelazna (85 m):



(no photos of construction site )


Lucka City (105 m):





Centrum Grzybowska (Hilton Hotel + office and apartment buildings - about 90 m)







Centrum Jasna


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Old Posted May 10, 2004, 10:37 AM
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soboleus i translated it with http://babelfish.altavista.com/
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Old Posted May 10, 2004, 10:51 AM
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soboleus i translated it with http://babelfish.altavista.com/
But you should correct some errors
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Old Posted May 10, 2004, 12:40 PM
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After London the boomtown of Europe , no doubt about it .
Even the 2nd best skyline too.

Where is Frankfurt....sleeping since ages
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Wow, those are giant buildings. Then again, what else do you expect from a country with a large population of giants?
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Before "Zlote Tarasy" was U/C , what was built on that site ?
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Old Posted May 13, 2004, 7:01 AM
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Nothing. It was just a parking lot:

<IMG SRC="http://www.sky.s64.pl/home/Plany/zt03.jpg" ALT="FailText" BORDER=x WIDTH=100%


photo by clerykucjo. hosted by WaRR.


That bigger parking lot you can see further back will also be built over in the future -- the only reason an investor hasn't been able to yet is because ownership of parts of the plot is still in dispute.

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Old Posted May 24, 2004, 6:30 AM
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I would like to know how many buildings have been built in Warsaw since the last 10 years + a list of those who are built and U/C
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I would like to know how many buildings have been built in Warsaw since the last 10 years + a list of those who are built and U/C
I'll try, but it's almost impossible to count them all (That's why I'll make the list only for central part of the city)
1991:
-Blue Tower (construction started in 1975 )
-Holiday Inn Hotel
-City Center (small shopping center)
1992:
-Mercure Hotel
1993:
-IPC Business Center
-Warsaw Corporate Center
-IPC B.C.
1994:
-Pekao Tower
1995:
-Atrium B.C.
-Aktyn B.C.
-CPN
1996:
-Sheraton Hotel
-FIM Tower
-Ilmet Tower
-Mokotow Business Park (the first building, at this moment there are about 10 buildings and new ones are U/C)
1997:
-Atrium Tower
-Jablonowski Palace (reconstruction of historic building with modern offices inside)
-Norway House
1998:
-Zielna Point
-Holland Park
-Solec 22
-Kaskada
-Sienna Center
-Warsaw Financial Center
-Centrum Finansowe Pulawska
-Praska Dominanta
1999:
-New University Library
-New Supreme Court
-Reform Plaza
-Nautilius
-Saski Point
-Bankowy Fundusz Gwarancyjny
-Europlex
2000:
-Warsaw Trade Tower
-Stock Exchange Center
-Nordic Park
-Warsaw Towers
-Roma Office Center
-Raiffeisen B.C.
-Stratos
-PZU Tower
-Wspólna 47 (Mahler)
-Focus
-Centrum Millenium
-Aurum
-Warta Tower
-Renaissance Tower
-Bliski Centrum
-City Gate
2001:
-Atrium North
-West Gate
-Blue Point
-TPSA Moniuszki
2002:
-Babka Tower
-Radisson Hotel
-TPSA Tower
-Agora
-Centrum Krolewska
-Kredyt Bank
-BTC Metro
-Euro Centrum 1
-Embassy of Canada
-Reprograf
-Hyatt Hotel
-Hotel Gromada
2003:
-Metropolitan
-Westin Hotel
-Intercontinental Hotel
-International B.C.
-PAP (Liberty Corner)
-Saski Crescent
-Rialto Hotel
-Ujazdowskie 10
-Marszalkowska 76
-Ibis Hotel
2004:
-Articom Center
-Campanile Hotels
-Blue City

U/C
-Rondo1
-Golden Terraces
-Lucka City
-Centrum Jasna
-Hilton Hotel
-Centrum Zelazna
-Arkadia
-Piekna 24
-Karowa
-Zielna 37
-TVP
-Crown Point

I probably missed some buildings
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soboleus...

just post some warsaw pics from the 70's 80's...and one new panorama...
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just post some warsaw pics from the 70's 80's...and one new panorama...
Good idea, but it's really hard to find panoramas of communist Warsaw Maybe you have some?
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@ SoboleuS , thanks for the list
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Whole eastern Europe is developing by building shopping centres and residentials. And all of it stands on foreign loans and leasings. there is nothing to be proud of.
the interesting fact is that nearly all projects and actually all major projects are being developed using loans and leasings from local banks and funds, and another interesting thing is that the major supermarket chain (occupying about 25% of whole retail market) is 100% of local capital
just to correct your last sentence. I'm talking about Lithuania.
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1991:
-Blue Tower (construction started in 1975 )
interesting fact, I didn't know that, I like that tower. Is there any material of how it was supposed to look like in those times? Was the project changed or is this the original project which now is built?
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1991:
-Blue Tower (construction started in 1975 )
interesting fact, I didn't know that, I like that tower. Is there any material of how it was supposed to look like in those times? Was the project changed or is this the original project which now is built?
I don't have photos, but in communist times the tower was covered by a golden glass and completely unfinished inside (because of lack of money, of course ) After the collapse of communism the construction was finished by Yugoslavians and the tower changed its colour
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Construction of Rondo1 office above 160m


At first plane construction of two apartmental higrises, didn’t mentioned before.



On the left side construction of Golden Terraces 105m


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At first plane construction of two apartmental higrises, didn’t mentioned before.

It's not the same investment. Thiese are 2 different investments in the same area, both U/C.
EDIT:Rendering of the investment from the first pic


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