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Centralny Square

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Centralny Square - Buildings of Centralny Square
The centre of the urban complex of Nowa Huta was designed in the years 1949 - 1952 by T. Ptaszycki and his team: B. Skrzybalski, A. Fołtyń, J. Ingarden, T. Janowski, S. Juchnowicz, and T. Rembiesa. The goal to make the new city reflect grand European urban centres became one of the prime objectives of Polish Socialist Realism. The Square remains unfinished: the central obelisk has never been raised, nor has the Square been closed with a monumental Culture Centre as was planned. Designed by J. Ingarden, the structures on the sides of the square were constructed from the year 1952 to 1956 and bring to mind Renaissance and Baroque structures. The Nowohuckie Culture Centre built on the southern side of the Square (Z. Pawelski, 1974 - 1983) and the Centrum E residential district (R. Loegler with team, 1988 - 1995) in the post - modernist style violate the original concept of Ptaszycki's (from http://www.krakow.pl/en/turystyka/content.php?id=trasy/trasa_nowohucka/trasa.html)

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