If you feel that you can't have enough of the communist architecture, here is another gem that you can admire. I hope that you can sense the sarcasm in my tone; if not, I want it to make it clear. This one was built in the 1960. You can find it behind the National Art Museum (former Royal Palace). The building was used to host the five-yearly communist party congress.Today it's used as a big venue for concerts and exhibitions.
Favorite thing: If you wondered where is the Romanian Goverment, well, it is in the big square named "Piata Victoriei", one of the main metro hubs and a busy intersection. Just accross is the more interesting Museum of Natural Science "Grigore Antipa" and behind that my favourite type of building - the skyscraper building of Romanian Bank for Development, the highest office building in Bucharest.
Bucharedt Financial Plaza is one of the first modern A class office buildings built in the city (at the middle of the 90's) and still keeps a high reputation and very high standards.
The shiny high (about 70m.) building is situated at Calea Victoriei, at the cities historical center so it dominates the view of the all area.
This is a pretty strange office building that stands behind the Central University library at the University square.
I heard that the old building under it was used by the Romanian secret police at the communist days... scary stuff really....
Favorite thing: This small skycraper (about 100m. i belive) is one of the most imprssive and highest office buildings in Bucharest. It also houses the headquarters of the BRD bank. The building is located at piata Victoriei, the area that in the near future expected to become Buchrests main business area.
The world hotels chain Howard Johnson Plaza took over the high Dorobanti hotel in Bucharest a few years ago. Today, after years of renovation the hotel has a great new look, very modern and last year its opened to the public.
The high building is also an unmissible part of Bucharests skyline.
Fondest memory: The branch of the hotel in Bucharest is the first that was opened in Europe by Howard Johnson Plaza.
Favorite thing: Bucharest University is dominating one of the corners of University Square. The old building, in neoclassic style is facing Regina Elisabeta boulevard. It was started in 1857 and finished in 1859. The buildings on the sides were built in 1912-1916. The University as an institution was created in 1864 by Alexandru Ioan Cuza, ruler of the newly united principalities, Wallachia and Moldova. All around the building you can find stalls selling secondhand books.
As you may have noticed, I like tall buildings, that what the guys at skycrapers call highrise buildings.
The newest addition to Bucharest's skyline - if I may say so - is this building, which is pretty tall (I still don't know exactly it' height) and masive. This will serve as a headquarter for many companies, and it will probably boost the traffic and the number of people at rush hours. Hopefully it will provide a large underground parking space.
The location of the building is well chosen, as it's in the Charles de Gaulle Plaza, just across to the entrance to the Herastrau Park.
Favorite thing: Bucharest Financial Plaza building is the first truly modern building in Bucharest. Situated in the cowntown area, on Calea Victoriei Ave., it's shiny glass covered walls reflects the historical buildings arround. It is kind of strange, but hopefully somebody made this to look good and not to spoil the charm of the old buildings. I repeat, hopefully :)
Newest highrise building in town and probably the highest up to now in Romania. Not a really skyscraper, but pretty high.
This is the headquarter of Romanian Bank for Development, one of the biggest banks in Romania.
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