A place where history is mixed with modernity is Grzybowska Street. Small neglected townhouses and PRL-era buildings can be found adjacent to modern office buildings and skyscrapers. In the 1980’s a part of the street was called the “Wild West”, it was the neglected part of western Warsaw where many remnants of pre-war development remained.
The oldest advertising kiosk in Warsaw is the standing one in Plac Unii Lubelskiej. It was placed there in 1984. A few years ago plans were made to move it to Krakowskie Przedmiescie, but it remained in place thanks to the voice of the people of Warsaw. Recently it has undergone a complete renovation and still performs its functions to this day.
Warsaw Central Railway Station - one of the symbols of modern architecture of the post-war capital was given the title "Mister of Warsaw" in 1975 due to its modern construction and high functionality. It was announced that it was Europe's most modern train station, which was not entirely true.
One of the most popular Polish series was filmed in the street of Pańska. In “Czterdziestolatek” the main character lives in a block of the housing estate “Panska”. In addition, in the serial “Dom”, the tenement house at Zlota 25 street was filmed at a tenement house at Panska 85 Street.
The relic of a 19th-century building on Wilcza Street, annex number 58a, was built in 1875. It has only two floors – a ground floor and a floor hidden in a sloping roof. It does not fit in with the neighboring townhouses and other 20th century buildings, but it has a nice, classic facade.
by Aleksandra Krzysiek, ESN SGH