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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:43 AM   #2161
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Proyecto 52A: #20/52 Stare Miasto - Warsaw - Poland - 1991 by cresponaon, on Flickr


Proyecto 52A: #21/52 Palacio de cultura y ciencia - Warszawa - Poland - 1991 by cresponaon, on Flickr
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Old May 20th, 2015, 01:22 AM   #2162
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Old May 20th, 2015, 01:32 AM   #2163
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Old May 20th, 2015, 11:29 PM   #2164
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Old May 21st, 2015, 06:19 PM   #2165
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The restoration of the Upper Garden of the Royal Castle is complete and open to the public:





















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Old May 21st, 2015, 07:12 PM   #2166
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Simple, yet impressive!
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Old May 21st, 2015, 07:27 PM   #2167
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yes indeed. I can see them using the grounds for temporary art exhibitions or sculpture.
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I actually really enjoy the planters as well.

Does anyone know if the interiors of the castle are fully restored? From what I remember, there was an entire wing (or floor) that was not restored.
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 10:14 PM   #2169
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From what I know it has all be restored, except that the royal theatre was never rebuilt. Mind you I don't have access to every part of the castle, there may indeed be some work to do yet, maybe someone could confirm.
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The surrounding landscape looks a little cleaner and organized than it does now.




http://fotokresy.pl/wiezowce,400,20/...zowieckie.html
interesting article about this building and about today's Poland. In many ways this building was the precursor of such grand utopian urban renaissance projects as the Detroit renaissance centre, a huge catalyst for change, which in the latter case faltered:

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/20...ildings-day-32
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The gardens look very nice. Will be pretty in spring and summer.
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Old May 23rd, 2015, 01:52 AM   #2172
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I actually really enjoy the planters as well.

Does anyone know if the interiors of the castle are fully restored? From what I remember, there was an entire wing (or floor) that was not restored.
The most important part of the Castle has always been the first floor. That's where the state rooms, the Parliament chambers and the royal apartments were all located. Here, the interiors have been reconstructed nearly completely (although not always exactly according to original plans). The only missing fragment is the Presidential suite (the rooms once used by president Mościcki).

As for the second floor, I believe that it has never been reconstructed according to original plans, simply because it has never had any specific stylistic character. These have always been the rooms where much of the "non-representative" business of the Castle would take place. They served as offices, storage rooms, apartments for courtiers, guests and workers. Their design and furnishings would be regularly adjusted, in accordance with the requirements of daily life. In a sense, they are still used in this way today (mostly as offices used by the Castle's administration). So you might say that even here, historical continuity has been preserved .
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vaner, are there any plans to reincorporate the elements stolen during the Swedish deluge (wars) that were dredged up from the Vistula over the last few years back into the interiors or are there any plans to display them? I heard that the arcades might be a possibility.
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The only missing fragment is the Presidential suite (the rooms once used by president Mościcki).

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vaner, are there any plans to reincorporate the elements stolen during the Swedish deluge (wars) that were dredged up from the Vistula over the last few years back into the interiors or are there any plans to display them? I heard that the arcades might be a possibility.
I haven't heard any "fresh" news recently, so I can only repeat what had been said earlier by various institutions. First, all of these objects need to undergo serious restoration and conservation process, which might take anything from a few months to a few years.

Then, the plan was to transfer them to one of the existing museums. The director of the Royal Castle at the time (I believe it was in 2013) declared his interest and proposed that some of the founds be incorporated (just as you suggested) into the existing exhibitions within the grounds of the Castle. Other museums made some declarations as well, including Warsaw's historical museum.

Then there was another proposal: to set up a new museum dedicated specifically to these founds. It could take the form of a pavilion or a small building and could be put up either at the Warsaw University campus, or somewhere in the Castle grounds. But I believe that the majority opinion about this project was that such an investment would need to await the extraction of all of the remaining objects which are still hidden at the bottom of the river.

To sum up, quite a few options remain on the table and we are still waiting for the final decision.

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The suite was located in the North wing. That part of the building had a similar character to that of the second floor: it was used mainly as apartments for whoever happened to need them at any given moment. The result was that its design and furnishings would be adapted over time to suit the needs of the residents. The transformation into a presidential suite was just another such adaptation.

When the war came, the interiors burned down, and the furnishings were either destroyed or dispersed. In the 1970s, there was, for obvious reasons, no pressure to reconstruct this particular part of the castle in accordance with its 1930s condition. In the end, the rooms were decorated in an improvised way using the original elements extracted from other Warsaw residences (for instance, if you look closely, you'll see that the wooden panelling on the walls does not exactly fit in, the reason being simply that it was designed for a completely different interior ).

The good news, however, is that the most iconic symbol of the 1930s presidency (as far as architecture is concerned) - the modernist castle in Wisła - still survives in its original condition, and that includes the interiors which are quite amazing.











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The castle is still used by the President. But it is also open to visitors.
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the modernist castle in Wisła (...) includes the interiors which are quite amazing.
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Restoration of Krasinski Palace 1677-83 Tylman van Gameren (post war reconstruction: Z. Stępiński and M. Kuzma)

Restoration includes extensive interior work as well.

Original according to Canneletto painting



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Some restorations on Bednarska Street and at the Warsaw University and one in Mariensztat at the end that appears about to begin:









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