The Night of Skyscrapers on Warsaw Trade Tower’s 35th Floor
On 15 October, which is the nearest Saturday, Warsaw Trade Tower is opening its 35th floor to the lovers of skyscrapers and urban architecture. From 136 metres above the ground they will be able to admire the place that never sleeps: Warsaw’s city centre with its most characteristic landmarks. The architecture lovers will also have an opportunity to meet a Warsaw historian, who will talk about the history of the building’s closest surroundings as well as the one of Warsaw’s Wola. The attractions are all part of the 2nd edition of the Night of Skyscrapers, during which as many as 14 skyscrapers in Warsaw will be open to visitors.
The icon of Warsaw’s skyline. Warsaw Trade Tower is one of the most recognisable buildings in Warsaw. Its total height equals 208 m and the rooftop at the height of 184 m makes it the tallest office building in Warsaw. During this year’s edition of the Night of Skyscrapers the icon of architecture will open its 35th floor to visitors. From 136 metres above ground they will be able to admire the beautiful panorama of the North-East part of the capital, including the bustling Śródmieście. It is one of the best view points as it gives you the opportunity to see all other skyscrapers of Warsaw.
The stories of Warsaw. We have prepared something very special for the lovers of history and Warsaw’s Wola: during the Night of Skyscrapers the visitors to Warsaw Trade Tower will be offered a chance to listen to stories not only about the building itself, but also about its surroundings as seen from its 35th floor. A Warsaw historian invited to the event will be telling stories about how the area has been changing, what had been located in Wola before the present buildings were erected and also how the place may look like in a few years’ time.
How to get inside? During this year’s Night of Skyscrapers the city’s panorama will be admired by almost 3.5 thousand people! That is twice the number from last year’s edition. We have prepared as many as 360 admission tickets. They can be booked through a website (http://nocwiezowcow.evenea.pl) or won in a photographic competition organised by the Nowa Warszawa portal (http://nowawarszawa.pl/konkurs-fotograficzny-noc-wiezowcow-2016/), who is the organiser of the event. One can enter the competition by posting a picture of their favourite skyscraper in Warsaw on Instagram or Facebook and hashtagging it with #nocwiezowcow2016 and #nowawarszawa.
Warsaw Trade Tower (WTT) was built in the late 90s as a pioneering architectural project. Its total height equals 208 m and its roof at the height of 184 m makes it the tallest office building in Warsaw. The decorative elements inside the building had been inspired by American design of the 20s and 30s combined with Chicago’s architectural style. The skyscraper dominated the panorama of Warsaw for many years and has been setting trends since it was constructed. It has become the symbol of quality and prestige. In the years 2015-16, the building was modernised as a result of which it gained a range of facilities, e.g. in the area of common space and its surroundings. Additionally, the building has successfully passed the process of environmental certification by means of the BREEAM In-Use method and has earned the mark Very Good in the Asset Performance category.