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Kaunas

About Kaunas

355,550 in city
157 km² (61 mi²)
68 m
Lithuanian capital between world wars, when Poles occupied Vilnius. Because at that time Lithuania was quite economically strong, many technical accomplishments, like funiculars or churches, were done at Kaunas. Because high-rise buildings weren't popular in Europe at a time, Kaunas also didn't have them. When Lithuania was annexed by Soviets and Vilnius also became part of Lithuanian SSR, Kaunas didn't become province town like most of second cities of soviet countries. This was because of Lithuanian SSR government's policy to develop more cities, not just capital. Many residential high-rises were built in Kaunas at a time, just like in Vilnius and other cities. After independence, Kaunas started to slowly loose it's position. Currently, investments to third largest city Klaipeda are bigger than to Kaunas. No high-rises are currently build in Kaunas and none are planned in near future, except of plans to complete Church of Christ's Resurrection.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
34 All Buildings
26
existing
7
planned
1
unbuilt

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Old Town Hall 174 ft -
2 Sakura 118 ft 2006
3 Ašmenos II-oji Gatvė 35 - 2011
4 Banga - 1967
5 Cecenijos square 6 - -

Building types

No. Type
29 high-rise building
2 chimney
2 church
1 building with towers