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Old April 28th, 2016, 08:57 PM   #2581
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the sad thing was that the west side of Marszalkowska was almost entirely intact, so many exceptional buildings lost.
I politely remind that "entirely intact" in Warsaw-left bank A.D. 1944 situation means "approximately 20% of buildings, albeit entirely burnt, may be rebuilt in the future as their construction is fire-proof"

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But MDM is quite beautiful and unique as well defining a new urban square of sorts - Plac Konstytucji.
Definitely the most beautiful car-park in Warsaw
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Old April 30th, 2016, 06:06 AM   #2582
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Story of cities #28: how postwar Warsaw was rebuilt using 18th century paintings

When Warsaw’s Old Town was destroyed by Hitler’s troops in the second world war, the nation mobilised to rebuild the city with the rubble of its own destruction – and the work of Italian painter Bernardo Bellotto

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Old May 8th, 2016, 05:14 PM   #2583
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Europejski Hotel Restoration/Redevelopment Update:













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Old May 10th, 2016, 07:48 PM   #2584
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interesting renovations coming out of Warsaw
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Old May 14th, 2016, 03:56 AM   #2585
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It's amazing how Warsaw has been rebuilt. How much of the city was destroyed? Like 90% wasn't it?

Question: Did Germany contribute financially to the reconstruction of the city? And is it known how much it has cost so far (estimate)?

It gives me hope for some of our cities which have been seriously neglected/destroyed over the past 1-2 centuries.
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Old May 14th, 2016, 11:44 AM   #2586
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It's amazing how Warsaw has been rebuilt. How much of the city was destroyed? Like 90% wasn't it?

Question: Did Germany contribute financially to the reconstruction of the city? And is it known how much it has cost so far (estimate)?

It gives me hope for some of our cities which have been seriously neglected/destroyed over the past 1-2 centuries.
Not a single penny was paid by Germany for War crimes and devastation of whole country. And Poland didn't recive single penny from Marshal plan because of Russians.
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Old May 14th, 2016, 03:11 PM   #2587
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Not a single penny was paid by Germany for War crimes and devastation of whole country. And Poland didn't recive single penny from Marshal plan because of Russians.
Wow, really surprised and sad to hear that. It makes this reconstruction of Warsaw even more impressive, the Polish can take great pride in their resilience and dedication
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Old May 15th, 2016, 01:19 AM   #2588
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Not a single penny was paid by Germany for War crimes and devastation of whole country. And Poland didn't recive single penny from Marshal plan because of Russians.
and then the hundreds of thousands of Polish soldiers who fought so bravely to defend their allies were thrown into prison, persecuted, sent to Siberia, put on show trial and ultimately killed. these are the so-called zolnierze wyklete or doomed soldiers. others suffered too, almost anyone who owned property especially industrial was expropriated by Russia and in most cases machinery was dismantled and sent to Russia. it is a sad story and highlights what a miracle Poland's accomplishments were. But it also explains some of the bitterness that is being vented by the current regime in power.
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Old May 15th, 2016, 08:34 PM   #2589
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Restoration of Hotel Warszawa (Prudential Building) continues



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Europejski Hotel Redevelopment/Restoration in the home stretch







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Polna 40 revitalization continues







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Coming Soon....Reconstruction and Revitalization of Wola District (the most completely destroyed pre-war district, site of Warsaw ghetto and Wola massacre)
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"Coming Soon....Reconstruction and Revitalization of Wola District"

what means? a new project or updates?
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But it also explains some of the bitterness that is being vented by the current regime in power.
The current government is full of retards and revisionists. Poland can do better.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 01:17 AM   #2592
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Shame they simplified the windows for the prudential hotel

Flat glass windows on pre-war buildings look wrong.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 03:02 AM   #2593
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There is a lot of wrong with this "renovation" starting with how it should have ended years ago...
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Old May 17th, 2016, 05:33 PM   #2594
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I agree with all the comments above, but such is life. at this point I just want to see these projects completed and in use contributing to urban vitality.

about wola, there is lots of infill going on so I will post some investments recent and past and how it's dramatically changed the area. some is a bit haphazard, will let you be the judge.
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Old May 19th, 2016, 10:47 AM   #2595
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Great respect to Warsaw but when Pałac Saski will be rebuilt?
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Old May 27th, 2016, 04:06 AM   #2596
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Responding to posting #1098 by rychlik (Actually, can you spot two differences on the rebuilt castle?):

I have not been in the courtyard and I agree about adding some of the green on the Plac side would be good. That said I spotted 1-the corner onion towerettes that are not seen in this prewar image, 2-the little dormers on the roof, and 3-what appears to be rain/gutter downleaders from the roof (dark "lines" between windows) are not there today.

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Old May 27th, 2016, 11:16 PM   #2597
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Old June 7th, 2016, 06:55 AM   #2598
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Warsaw Central train station could have looked like this. Design is from 1953.



https://www.facebook.com/Warszawa.Centralna/?fref=photo
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^ would have been a great fit with the Palace!
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Old June 8th, 2016, 12:48 PM   #2600
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Would fit not only the palace but also the townhouses on the other side of Jerozolimskie..


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