PALACE OF CULTURE AND SCIENCE
The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw is the tallest building in Poland and wouldn’t look out of place in New York.
It currently serves as an exhibition center and office complex containing cinemas, theaters, museums, offices, bookshops, a large conference hall with a capacity for 3,000 people and an accredited university, Collegium Civitas. Besides being the tallest, the building is also the most controversial in Poland. As a gift from Stalin in the 1950s, it is, for many Varsovians, a reminder of Soviet occupation. For others, it is a symbol of grandeur that has survived and stood tall just like many of the city’s citizens.