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Warsaw Financial Center

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Identification

Warsaw Financial Center
WFC, Warszawskie Centrum Finansowe
111498

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
framed tube
concrete
mat foundation
aluminum
glass
curtain wall
light gray light blue dark blue
postmodernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The critical value of possible swing from perpendicular is estimated at 16cm.
  • The first story of the tower, which is in fact the eigth of the building, contains service areas for tenants.
  • Together with InterContinental Warszawa Warsaw Financial Center makes up a new west frontage of Emilii Plater Street. Their similar coloring forms a compositional whole.
  • Warsaw Financial Center's design was partly inspired by Kohn Pedersen Fox's 333 Wacker Drive.
  • Unconventional for a building of this height is the central core's area. With the width of 9 meters, it constitutes only 13 percent of each floor's area.
  • The lower part houses a lobby and a 6-story parking skillfully hidden behind this part's walls.
  • When completed Warsaw Financial Center was the tallest reinforced concrete building in Poland.
  • The exterior's look is made more attractive with a different design of each elevation, achieved without upsetting the compositional whole.
  • In the morning of October 13, 1998, a 16.5 meters high and 2.3 tons weight architectural spire was installed on the north façade, making the topping out of Warsaw Financial Center come true.
  • Mechanical devices are located on both the top floor and underground floors. This allows the skyscraper to do without inter-floor mechanical areas, considered to be a discord in a building's functionality.
  • Warsaw Financial Center can be divided into two sections. The lower part corresponds to an average height of surrounding low-rise residentials, while the upper to western center's high-rises.
  • The tower's core is made up of two solids: the first, a cuboid and the second, two storys higher, three-side in projection and slightly bulged in the southern side.
  • Every second pillar in the exterior of the plith part is a dummy. However, their aim is to strenghten the impression of the pedestal's solidity.
  • The lobby's interior is designed in a rivival of late art deco style with predominating tint of African cherry, what evokes American skyscrapers' lobbies of the 1930s and 40s.
  • Contains 24 full office floors in the tower section.

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Location

Ulica Emilii Plater 53
Ulica Pańska 2, Ulica Świętokrzyska 43, Ulica Mariańska 1
Ulica Emilii Plater 53
00-113
Śródmieście
Warsaw
Masovian
Poland

Technical Data

544.62 ft
471.95 ft
471.95 ft
35
2
1997
1999
16
357
$115,000,000

Involved Companies



Epstein Sp. z o.o.

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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