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Old February 5th, 2012, 07:37 AM   #621
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This is just amazing, exciting and bizarre at the same time. Does anyone know how they knew to look for it there? Hell, I'm sure one day Elvis will turn up somewhere in Warsaw.
Well, of course you know Elvis is Polish right
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Old February 5th, 2012, 07:39 AM   #622
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More Royal Castle stuff.

Jan Boguslawski, architect, engineer and professor. Leader of the rebuilding project.




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Old February 5th, 2012, 01:27 PM   #623
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Thanks for visiting. I think it will regain its former charm, but in a different form. What's lost is largely lost, about 35-40% has survived to some extent (might be generous). I'm impressed more with the new construction, the higher densities and new cultural institutions. Cheers
No question about that, especially cultural institutions, new museums start making tourists want to visit and admire Polish capital. Tremendous effort has been made for last 20 years to achieve such progress and still more is yet to come
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Old February 5th, 2012, 05:17 PM   #624
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1990's - ruins of kamienice and some pockets of extant pre-war built form can be seen here and there



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Unbelievable....

If 20 years ago someone had shown it to me, I would have considered him crazy
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Old February 5th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #625
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The rebuilding was not always a sure thing. These could have been the projects built instead. The horror. I can't even imagine it







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dom towarowy looked pretty bad too
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Agreed!
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dom towarowy is what commies did in Kalingrad pretty much all over.

rychlik, where and what is your second pic in above series? is this where surviving fragments of castle were assembled and pieced together prior to reconstruction? very intriguing. apparently Warsaw has several warehouses filled with such fragments still.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 03:34 AM   #629
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dom towarowy is what commies did in Kalingrad pretty much all over.

rychlik, where and what is your second pic in above series? is this where surviving fragments of castle were assembled and pieced together prior to reconstruction? very intriguing. apparently Warsaw has several warehouses filled with such fragments still.
Yes that's what that is. Some fragments can be seen at the Warsaw Uprising Museum.
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what a loss....
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Which section are you referring to?
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Old February 9th, 2012, 07:38 PM   #633
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Warsaw's controversial heritage conservator, Ewa Nekanda- Trepka is apparently allowing historic buildings to be covered in thick batts of insulation, thereby flattening their profiles and in many cases covering up details:

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perspective just for fun- from 2010




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Preservation of BOS Documents

UNESCO has inscribed the documents of the BOS (Biuro Odbudowy Stolicy - Capital Reconstruction Bureau) in the register of world memory. This has provided funded for the work of the Warsaw Archives in preserving these documents forever.

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http://www.warszawa.ap.gov.pl/BOS.html

http://www.szukajwarchiwach.pl/72/25/0/-

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Organizational Structure of the BOS:



Typical form used to inventory damaged buildings post-war:



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Detailed Inventories:

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Early Concept Sketches

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One of Warsaw's most famous rooms, the hall of columns, has been restored after the first stage of a lengthy restoration process. The space is authentic as it escaped serious war-time damage. More restoration work awaits to restore it to its original. It has been closed to the public since the end of the war. The massive hall once served as Warsaw's first art museum. The columns have regained their malachite-coloured, marbled finish and the hall looks like new, but more work is needed to update it's infrastructure and bring back historic light fixtures and the sculptures that once adorned the space. The room is in the historic institute of the University of Warsaw:

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Will look like this after the next stage of restoration:





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Awesome!

What happened to the sculptures? Do they still exist?

Can you show us some photos of the building's exterior please?
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Yeah I'm interested too. But I bet the sculptures are scattered around Europe, probably in Germany.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 08:07 AM   #640
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On this plan you can see the collonnaded hall and below is the exterior elevation:





Not sure of the whereabouts of the original sculptures, it's been 200 years since the art gallery was organized there, knowing Polish history, they could be anywhere.
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