#Warsaw - U/C: Golden Terraces complex (Złote Tarasy) (105m) - over 100 pics
Project Name: Złote Tarasy (Golden Terraces)
Investor/Developer: ING Real Estate Design: Jerde Partnership Construction: Skanska Location: Warsaw, main cluster, at Złota Str., between Central Railway Station and Holiday Inn hotel; Wikimapia here. Height: 105m (26 fl.) Floor space: 225,000 sqm (65,000 sqm commerce/entertainment, 55,000 sqm offices)
Estimated overall construction cost: 500 mln USD Construction started - finished: Oct 2002 - Spring 2007 Use: mixed (commercial, entertainment, offices) Official WWW site.
The whole story in pictures:
Visualization A.D. 2002:
Maquette (picture posted by Martin@SSC):
The construction was on hold for some 1 year due to legal problems (case "Przyjazne Miasto" vs. ING; we call it "pseudo-ecologists" or "eco-terrorists"; they try to block every big investition and withdraw after they get paid few dozens of 1,000 USD). Now it's some 1.5 year overdue, as it was planned to be finished in 2005.
A.D. 2002 by Stompi@SSC:
2004-02-21 by robbo2k@SSC:
July 2004 (construction on hold, but dome is being built "to make the building's interior safe before winter comes"):
There will be cinema complex with 11 projection rooms (but will not start in Spring 2007), some pubs and restaurants will move here (some of them are old and well known). There will be big shopping mall with shopping arcade going along the tunnel from Central Railway Station.
The tower (and probably most of the caldera-like part) will host offices.
There will be also 4 floor underground parking for 1,700 cars.