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New Bike Bridge One Step Closer
After much “will they, won’t they” speculation, Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski formally rubber stamped the idea back in March. However, with the city’s purse strings looking tighter than ever, fears had been voiced that the project would end up on the cutting room floor. These have now been eased after...
Historic Łazienki Stables To Reopen!
Built between 1825 and 1826, they were constructed to a horseshoe-shaped design authored by Jakub Kubicki, an architect that began his career during the reign of King Stanisław August. Accommodating 48 horses and eight horse-drawn carriages, the building survived WWII without much damage and will now house an exhibition...
Cost of Saski Palace Rebuild Revealed!
As it stands, the government has forecast that the reconstruction will cost around PLN 2.45 billion. Moreover, it was announced that members of the supervisory committee could expect to earn up to PLN 28,000 per month. The figures dwarf the costs of other projects such as the ongoing construction...
Legendary Atelier Handed To The City
Selected in 1949 as the result of a competitive process, Tchorek’s stone plaques found themselves erected in the years that followed with the final one being installed as recently as the mid-1980s. A familiar sight around the city, around 200 were produced to mark the sites of Nazi street...
Mural Celebrates Art Great
Found on Smolna 15, the work was created as a collaboration between the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and mural specialists Good Looking Studio – in a statement released online, Good Looking Studio stated that the mural was “a reinterpretation of the artist’s self-portrait”. Born in 1854, Bilińska-Bohdanowicz...
Miniature Park Returns!
Settling for a three-year lease on the corner of Świętokrzyska and Marszałkowska, this remarkable labor of love presents a range of meticulously detailed 1:25 scale models of some of the most glorious buildings. Showcasing the lost architectural gems that once dazzled the city, visitors can once again get up...
Warsaw Eco Playground A World First
Designed by the London-based ecoLogicStudio, the project allows children to play inside a cylindrical AirBubble containing the purest air in the city. Set outside the innovative Copernicus Science Center, the solar-powered structure has been kitted out with soft, squidgy seating and hanging ropes – by jumping on these, children...
Green Light For The Black Shirts
Announcing the decision, Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski told the press that he saw Polonia as playing core part of the city’s sporting future: “I believe the Polonia sports complex will play an important role in Warsaw sport and has a place in our beautiful sporting future,” he said. “The project...
Warsaw’s First Social Shop Launches
Selling groceries, clothes and other everyday items at discount prices of up to 50%, the project has been greeted enthusiastically after launching this week. The first such initiative in Warsaw – and only the second in Poland – the store is open to all holders of a low-income certificate...
Homeless Jesus Appears
A cloaked figure of Jesus sleeping rough on a bench has appeared outside the Capuchin Monastery on Miodowa 13. Inspired by a similar work coined by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz, the sculpture is identical to around 100 that have cropped up in locations as far afield as Washington, Singapore...

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