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Old September 10th, 2014, 05:19 PM   #1841
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send us some pics if you can rychlik. looks like you have very nice weather ahead.
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Old September 11th, 2014, 11:41 AM   #1842
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I didn't take my laptop. I'm in a public library right now - in Brzeg.
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Old September 11th, 2014, 05:08 PM   #1843
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always wanted to go there, my family is from near there, but never passed through.
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Old September 12th, 2014, 08:30 PM   #1844
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Old September 15th, 2014, 09:16 PM   #1845
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Progress on Plac Zamowy infill/Senatorska Streetface Reconstruction:















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Old September 16th, 2014, 03:05 PM   #1846
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I'm glad to see that the massing is actually a good fit, particularly from Miodowa Street!
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Old September 24th, 2014, 06:27 PM   #1847
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really like aerial photos like these of Warsaw's rapidly changing Wola district. They are such an instructive microcosm of Warsaw's post-war evolution. We can still see at the lower corner and a few small pockets elsewhere pre-war mid to high density uniform perimeter blocks that fill up every space and hug the street face providing a range of uses. Then post war international style high rise residential commie blocks surrounded by amorphous space abruptly rise up turning their backs on the street and finally we see a return to buildings that face the street again, albeit at a greater scale and density.

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To complete the image: Atrium 2, the building that is being built on that spot above:

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Old September 24th, 2014, 07:27 PM   #1849
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I hope there is more infill on the internal streets of these megablocks and I also hope that where possible megablocks are subdivided into smaller blocks. They would make for unsual but very interesting neighbourhoods. I will be doing a large section on Warsaw infill projects in the near future, once I get a chance to get to Warsaw in person.
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Old September 28th, 2014, 12:09 AM   #1850
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I looked through all you thred, and even though many pictures are gone, the thread is very cool.
Every time I look at old photos, images and think about what happened to Warsaw, my heart bleeds.
It's a shame that the city was not rebuilt in its original form: (...
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Old September 28th, 2014, 07:21 AM   #1851
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Corner Świętokrzyska and Jan Jan Paweł II (Pre-war approximately Ciepła Street running north which now runs south and intersects with Jerozolimska Street) Streets:

Pre-war (looking north):





Post-war - note tracks in foreground which were used to haul away debris from ruins)



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Old September 28th, 2014, 07:53 AM   #1852
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Some post war images:

Makeshift grave of an uprising soldier





This picture shows the Zeromski window, surviving fragment of the Royal Castle where the apartment of writer Stefan Zeromski was located from 1924



Krasinski Palace 1949



St. Casimir's Church 1945



Saski Palace Colonnade 1945



Swietojanska Street with ruined St. John's cathedral in background



Royal castle 1950



Figure of Christ (exists inside church in this ruined form today) in St. Martin's in 1946



Prudential Building and Napoleon Square 1945



Ancient city walls facing Freta Street 1948



St. John's 1949



St. Anne's 1949



St. Jacek's 1950



Poniatowski Bridge 1945



Castle Square 1945



Old Town Square 1945 - It was rebuilt thanks to efforts by Professor Oskar Sosnowski who had his students thoroughly document this square in 1938, those documents were spirited out of Warsaw after the Uprising:



Old Town Square 1949



Piwna Street 1949 where the famous pigeon lady Kazimiera Majchrzak lived prewar and was the first to return post war to her ruined home. She died shortly after she was forced to move to another place.



Old granary on Brzozowa Street 1950



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Wow, gruesome pics...
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Old September 28th, 2014, 06:02 PM   #1854
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yes aren't they and that's after they had a chance to clean up a little. can't imagine what life must have been like in these ruins, it certainly would have been very dusty.
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I've seen a lot of pictures of Warsaw, but this last set was one of the most brutal. It's shocking how barren and lifeless the city appeared, compared to now..
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...and add to this gruesome scene that they were now all expropriated and under soviet occupation, smile and have a nice day.
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yes aren't they and that's after they had a chance to clean up a little. can't imagine what life must have been like in these ruins, it certainly would have been very dusty.
Someone computed that average statistical Warsawer "breathed" one brick a year these days (!)

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I've seen a lot of pictures of Warsaw, but this last set was one of the most brutal. It's shocking how barren and lifeless the city appeared, compared to now..
Old Town was in the northern part of city centre, which was destroyed to the largest degree. After 1945, life concentrated rather in Centre-South (i.e. 1,5-2 km from the area of the Old Town).

Sigalin recalls that this distance was precisely the reason of relatively late reconstruction of the Old Town (among many other reasons: doctrinary clashes, technical difficulties, very ambitious programme, high value of buildings to be reconstructed and extremely large cost of their reconstruction). That's why Nowy Świat or even Krakowskie Przedmieście were reconstructed much earlier (1946-50).

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thanks janex wwa

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Worth mentioning that all the commieblocks u/c on the first photo (ca. 1964) still exist today.

Btw, the least damaged rent-houses (kamienica) also exist
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Old October 3rd, 2014, 08:00 PM   #1858
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Just a scattering of renovations, some post war buildings. I usually don't like to show anything until its unveiling, but I can always post again:















































the kamienica above still had most of its original details up until the 1960's as peer below - the good news is that it is in the process of being restored:





the restoration of the second last ruin on Prozna Street (the last surviving island of pre-war Warsaw in this district) is nearing completion, only balcony railings remain to be done:



this modernist tower is indeed prewar











...and its twin on the other side - you can still see the burn marks:





and this is how its neighbour to the right looked like post war:









and how it looked prewar - the conservator does not usually allow complete restorations:



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and this one too from 1832:





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Why don't they allow complete restorations?
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