Photographer's Note

Sky Tower in the BG of panorama is a skyscraper in Wrocław, Poland. Construction began in December 2007 with the demolition of the 24-story Poltegor structure, until then the tallest building in the city. Sky Tower is the tallest residential building in the EU and the third tallest residential building in Europe, after the 264‑metre Triumph Palace and the 213-metre MosFilm Tower, both in Moscow.

The project is located on a property with an area of 27,362 square meters, located to the south of the center of Wrocław, approximately 2.5 km from the Main Square.

According to the initial architectural plans, Sky Tower will be a residential, office and commercial complex consisting of 7 buildings of various heights and with an aggregate surface area exceeding 260,000 square meters. One of the apartment buildings comprising Sky Tower will be 258 m in height (with the spire - the roof at a height of 221 ​​m) and thus will be the tallest residential building in Poland. The complex will contain a parking facility with a capacity of over 2,000 cars. Completion of the Sky Tower project was originally slated for the second half of 2010.

Like many construction sites around the world, Sky Tower was affected by the 2008 economic crisis, and construction of the tower ceased for a full year. In November 2009 an investor, one of the richest individuals in Poland Leszek Czarnecki, stated that the project would be redesigned with a lower construction height of 212 meters. Antenna will increase Sky Tower to 251m. Construction work has began again, and is expected to be complete by the end of 2012.

May 24, 2012 opened a shopping center in the complex of the Sky Tower.

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