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Old November 5th, 2015, 01:37 AM   #2341
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A few more restorations in the Old Town

Czapski Palace







Carmelites Church



Bednarska Street





St. Anne's Bell Tower and sculptures





in the heart of the old town











Dominican's Church New Town - I sat right across from it a few weeks ago eating roast duck while watching the men work past 6 PM in the evening. Great work!



Madam Curie-Skladowska Muzeum







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Old November 5th, 2015, 02:55 AM   #2342
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A few more restorations in the Old Town

Czapski Palace

The street in some places is in really bad shape. Are they gonna do sth with it?
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Old November 5th, 2015, 02:59 AM   #2343
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Yes, it's not in the Old Town btw.
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Old November 5th, 2015, 03:01 AM   #2344
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that's right, restoration works are starting soon.
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Old November 6th, 2015, 06:55 PM   #2345
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An art treasure returns home:

This 18th Century sculpture by Jeana-Antoine'a Houdon that was a part of the Royal Collections in Łazienki Park has returned. Poland is still missing tens of thousands of native and foreign artworks totalling about $20 billion in today's valuations. Apparently many of the art works plundered by the Nazis in Poland were illegally sold on the art market in Vienna.

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Hundreds of thousands of pieces of art were either stolen or acquired through forced sales by the Nazis during the second world war, typically by organisations set up solely to select and then plunder valuable works. Poland estimates that more than €20bn worth of art and other treasures were taken from its galleries and private collections during the war. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d1eaf...#axzz3pEN5EvbU
Another battle has recently started to repatriate a famous Breughel painting worth about $50 million allegedly taken from Krakow by Charlotte von Wächter, wife of Otto von Wächter, the Nazi occupying governor-general of Krakow from 1939 to 1942.



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Old November 6th, 2015, 06:58 PM   #2346
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Yes, it's not in the Old Town btw.
Thanks for info, yeah I know it's not old town.
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A 1910 beauty on Plac Zbawiciela almost fully restored:

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Old November 10th, 2015, 10:14 PM   #2348
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Lazienki Park (Royal Baths) and palaces restored to their full glory































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P.S. Attractions in the park are free during the month of November
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Old November 10th, 2015, 10:21 PM   #2349
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Spectacular. Warsaw is turning into a real gem.
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Old November 12th, 2015, 11:52 AM   #2350
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Old November 16th, 2015, 12:06 AM   #2351
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Update on Koszyki Hall Restoration and Redevelopment





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Update on Europejski Hotel Restoration and Redevelopment

louvres on the new attic floors are yet to be added, but are much needed to refine and reduce the mass and potential glare reflected from the new attic addition. This will happen shortly, work seems to be progressing rapidly inside.











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A 1910 beauty on Plac Zbawiciela almost fully restored:

Pre WWI



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thanks Ring
I wouldn't call this a full restoration. It looks a lot simpler than it did pre-WWI, see especially the section on the right and the roof at the corner. Also, even though the original picture was in black and white it does suggest a lot more color to me. Was het rebuilt after WWII in a simpler style? Or were these alterations already made between WWI and WWII?
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Old November 17th, 2015, 10:33 AM   #2353
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Nice architecture in Warsaw, worth to visit, Greetings friends ...
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Old November 17th, 2015, 10:00 PM   #2354
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I wouldn't call this a full restoration. It looks a lot simpler than it did pre-WWI, see especially the section on the right and the roof at the corner. Also, even though the original picture was in black and white it does suggest a lot more color to me. Was het rebuilt after WWII in a simpler style? Or were these alterations already made between WWI and WWII?
I suspect simplifications were made during interwar peroid.
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Of course not. It was damaged during the WWII and rebuilt in simplified form.
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It wasn't damaged a lot during the war, however decorations were removed around 1946, I guess there where in a bad condition, parts of them falling down ect.

My grandparents used to live in that house. Now it looks great. Got lots of memories with it
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Old November 23rd, 2015, 01:00 AM   #2357
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A little history before this famous Wola District survivor - the Krongold Building - goes under restoration (built 1896-99):

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the project - sadly stripped of some detail

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The Creativity Centre at Targowa 56 nearing completion, nice marriage of old and new. Poland needs far more such creativity centres or rather start-up incubators.















old meets new meets unrenovated









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Miasteczko Wilanow - Europe's largest urban development

Archiecture Now just did a story on Guy Perry the architect/urban design who masterplanned (in collaboration with a team of Polish architects, planners etc.) the new community of 50,000, a microcosm of the new Poland and Warsaw. I thought I would include it here even though it's about Warsaw's expansion not so much reconstruction; however, it is based on classic concepts of urban design. Although most complex-addled Poles would be loathe to admit it, some of the best (yes, I know, and worst) urban design in the world exists in Poland and in Warsaw. Most of the best admittedly can be found in the compact, walkable and so joyously livable old towns or older neighbourhoods of mixed-use high density mid-rises built around internal courtyards and served by narrow roads that carry mostly streetcars, bikes and pedestrians.

The Wilanów new town development was built on those principles, and particularly the human-centric metric, that is, the scale is dictated by human walkability without excessive verticalization - 5 story maximum heights to avoid overshadowing and negative environmental effects that impact livability. This new town has a perfect balance of density and livability enhanced by mixed use and a mix of unit sizes, useable open spaces from public parks and semi-private courtyards. Density, minimally dimensioned roads and underground parking make it walkable by promoting a human-scaled grain of development. Anyone who lives in North America knows how oversized even low density residential streets are dictated usually by fire department's huge vehicles, so we have often 24 foot wide roads on these small streets.

What's most interesting about Guy Perry's take on urban design is that good urban design makes people healthier, that is, the urban environment has exercise built right in. To that end, the new town also has an extensive dedicated bike network and even a rubberized running track.

























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the Temple of Divine Providence sits right about in the middle of it. The project was originally conceived over 200 years ago and was to commemorate Poland liberation by Napoleon, which ever happened.


thanks Ring

note narrow roads and extra wide pedestrian/bike paths



town hall





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