World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Sky Tower (Wrocław)

Article Id: WHEBN0024999486
Reproduction Date:

Title: Sky Tower (Wrocław)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Wrocław, Sky Tower (disambiguation), Cosmopolitan Twarda 2/4, List of tallest buildings in Europe
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Sky Tower (Wrocław)

Sky Tower
General information
Type Mixed use
Location Wrocław, Poland
Coordinates
Construction started 2007
Completed 2012
Cost US$400 million
Height
Antenna spire 212 m (696 ft)
Roof 206 m (676 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 51 [1]
Design and construction
Architect

Mariusz Korszorsz and Dariusz Dziubiński (Studio Archiektoniczne FOLD s.c.)

(previous project WALAS Sp.z.o.o)
Main contractor LC Corp.
Website
skytower.pl

Sky Tower is a skyscraper in Wrocław, Poland. Construction began in December 2007 with the demolition of the 24-story Poltegor structure, until then the tallest building in the city. Sky Tower is the tallest building in Poland in the category of height to roof and category of highest floor. On the 49th floor is a publicly accessible viewpoint.

First design

Sky Tower in March 2011
Profile of Time, sculpture by Salvador Dalí in front of the Sky Tower

The project is located on a property with an area of 27,362 square meters, located to the south of the center of Wrocław, approximately 2.5 km from the Main Square.

According to the initial architectural plans, Sky Tower would be a residential, office and commercial complex consisting of 7 buildings of various heights and with an aggregate surface area exceeding 260,000 square meters. One of the apartment buildings comprising Sky Tower was to be 258 m in height, including a spire (roof height at 221 m) and thus be the tallest residential building in Poland. The complex was to contain a parking facility with a capacity of over 2,000 cars. Completion of the Sky Tower project was originally slated for the second half of 2010.

Economic downturn

Like many construction sites around the world, Sky Tower was affected by the 2008 economic crisis, and construction of the tower ceased for a full year. In November 2009 an investor, one of the richest individuals in Poland, Leszek Czarnecki (shareholder Getin Holding SA), stated that the project would be redesigned with a lower overall height of 212 meters. Construction work resumed, and was expected to be complete by the end of 2012. May 24, 2012 saw the opening of a shopping center in the Sky Tower complex.

References

  1. ^ http://www.skytower.pl/nowy-symbol
  • Official webpage
  • Architect's webpage (Polish)
  • Photo gallery Sky Tower construction, views from the top.
Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.