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Aleja Róż Street

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Aleja Róż, Aleja Przyjaźni Streets - Aleja Róż Street closed by the design of city hall In the centre of a spacious square, in its northern side, the City Hall of the city of Nowa Huta was to be built: this four - wing construction was to be crowned with a pseudo - Renaissance attic wall designed by T. Janowski. The tower of the City Hall, making a direct reference to that of Krakow, was to be the element shooting up over the Nowa Huta skyline and thus becoming its most important landmark. The monumental buildings adjacent to the square were to become the seats of political organizations, civic associations, offices, banks, and court. The design of Aleja Róż Street followed ideological concepts, and made it the route for marches and demonstrations. In the years 1973 - 1989, the statue of V. I. Lenin, designed by M. Konieczny, stood in the southern section of the broad street.

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