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SKRA To Die?

SKRA To Die?

Insider News 5 September 2017 0

The future of SKRA stadium (ul. Wawelska 5) hangs in the balance after it was announced that the property will pass into the hands of City Hall at the end of September. Though the city is thought to be considering a substantial rejuvenation that would cost up to PLN... Read more
Pole Detained For Inferno
A Polish hiker has been detained by authorities after accidentally starting a forest fire that quickly raged out of control. The unidentified mountaineer lost his bearings whilst rambling in the mountains near the Montenegrin town of Bar and allegedly started a fire to signal for rescue. However, a combination... Read more
Future Soho

Future Soho

Insider News 28 August 2017 0

Plans for a major redevelopment of Kamionek’s Soho Factory have been made public, with the architectural renderings visualizing the creation of new office, residential and leisure facilities around a ‘heritage zone’ of former factory buildings. Structures such as the cult Neon Museum will be retained as part of this... Read more
Under The Bridge
A new footbridge spanning the Wisła river has opened following eight months of work. Running underneath Most Łazienkowska, the PLN 13.5 million project consists of two separate footbridges running on either side: one for cyclists and pedestrians, and the other solely for bike users. Additionally, a further footbridge, this... Read more
Disaster For Tiger
The Tiger energy drink brand has found itself at the center of a ferocious PR storm after an advert published online backfired in style. The ad, depicting an obscene hand gesture, appeared on Instagram on August 1 – the anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising – along with a... Read more
Black Cat Loses Life
The end is nigh for possibly the most iconic of all of Warsaw’s post-communist architectural atrocities. Years of legal wrangling appear to be over after it was announced that a tender for the demolition of the Czarny Kot hotel would be launched within the next 60 days. Originally constructed... Read more
Treblinka Remembered
The 74th anniversary of the inmate rebellion at the Treblinka death camp was marked last Wednesday by a somber ceremony organized by the Jewish Historical Institute. Those in attendance included the Israeli ambassador, Anna Azari, Poland’s chief rabbi, Michael Schudrich, and Ada Willenberg, widow of the late Samuel Willenberg,... Read more
Uprising Anniversary
The 73rd anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising will be commemorated by way of numerous services, exhibitions, lectures and screenings throughout the month. As ever, August 1 is set to be the most important day, with events including a ceremonial changing of the guard at noon in front of... Read more
Animal Rights (& Wrongs)
Rectors at Wrocław University have sent a memo to prospective students warning them against using Snapchat animal filters in ID photos attached to their application forms. The appeal comes after the university was flooded with applications that included holiday snaps, selfies and superimposed animal features. “These are not suitable... Read more
Take-off Delayed
Residents of Warsaw were left scandalized last week after an Ilyushin-14 passenger plane was left parked on Pl. Defilad. But this shock quickly turned to horror after rumors began circulating that the plane’s owner – the proprietor of numerous fast food ventures in the vicinity – planned on opening... Read more