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WARSAW

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Inspired by ilikehotdogsalot I created one entry about Warsaw, one entry about not fictional area but real city.

I don't make any models so I had to use only that what I had found on the Internet (many thanks to ferox, who create most of them). Two of landmarks I used doesn't exist in present (saxon palace and main railway station)

Descriptions are from Wikipedia.

Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River roughly 360 kilometers (224 mi) from the Baltic Sea. Its population as of June 2009 was estimated at 1,711,466, and the Warsaw metropolitan area at approximately 2,785,000.  Warsaw is the 9th largest city in the European Union by population.

Warsaw is also known as the "phoenix city", as it recovered from extensive damage during World War II (during which 80% of its buildings were destroyed), being rebuilt with the effort of Polish citizens, and the Soviet Union.

Warsaw Main Railway Station

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The monumental complex of the Warsaw Main Station was designed by architects Czeslaw Przybylski and Andrzej Pszenicki. Waclaw Zenczykowski was the structural engineer. This was supposed to become the most important railway station of the Second Polish Republic and one of the most modern in contemporary Europe.

The station was designed in the Modernist Style, with then popular Art deco elements. The architects intended for the station to be multi-functional; therefore plenty of space had been designed for various stores, entertainment, and restaurants. As construction continued in 1938, the first passengers were able to use the partly completed Warsaw Main Rail Station. However, the building was not completed because of the outbreak of the Second World War.
In September 1939, the station was damaged during the Siege of Warsaw (1939). Later, German authorities made some improvements, e.g. construction of a new roof. The station, though still unfinished and partly destroyed, remained operational. This lasted until the Warsaw Uprising when, as a result of battle, the damage to the station got significantly bigger. In January 1945 the Germans, soon before retreating from Warsaw, blew the remains up.

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The Saxon Palace
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The Saxon Palace had originally been a private palace of the Morsztyn family (Pa?ac Morsztynów), then had been purchased and enlarged by the first of Poland's two Saxon kings, August II (reigned in Poland 1697–1706 and 1709-1733).

The Palace was remodeled in 1842.
After World War I, the Saxon Palace served as the seat of the Polish General Staff. In 1925, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was established within the colonnade-topped arcade that joined the Palace's two symmetric wings.During World War II, the Saxon Palace was destroyed (it was blown up by the Germans after the collapse of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944) except for the central part of the arcade, that somehow managed to survive, housing the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Prudential

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Prudential is a Warsaw skyscraper built between 1931 and 1934 in the Art Deco style as the base for British Prudential Insurance.

At the time of construction it was the second tallest European skyscraper with eighteen stories. Built using a steel framework it was the tallest building in Warsaw until the Palace of Culture and Science was constructed. The Prudential was heavily damaged during the World War II, particularly during the Warsaw Uprising when it was hit by approximately 1,000 missiles leaving only the steel framework..

The building was rebuilt after the war as a hotel, and its style was changed from early modern to neo-classical.

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Old Town

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Warsaw's Old Town Market Place (Polish: Rynek Starego Miasta) is the center and oldest part of the Old Town of Warsaw, capital of Poland. Immediately after the Warsaw Uprising, it was systematically blown up by the German Army. After World War II, the Old Town Market Place was restored to its prewar appearance.

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Marszalkowska

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Marszalkowska (Marshal Street) is one of the main thoroughfares of Warsaw's city center. It links Bank Square in its north sector with Plac Unii Lubelskiej (Union of Lublin Square) in the south.
he street was almost entirely destroyed during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Rebuilding of Warsaw after World War II coincided with emergence of socialist realism, which much influenced surrounding urban architecture.

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Ujazdow Avenue

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Ujazdow Avenue is a major thoroughfare parallel to the

 Vistula River in the Sródmiescie district of Warsaw, Poland.
 It is surrounded by many notable historical buildings, villas and palaces. Notable landmarks include - office of the Prime Minister, Ujazdów CastleUjazdów Park, Royal Baths Park, Botanical Garden, Ministry of Justice, St. Alexander's Church and many embassies, including those of Switzerland, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Bulgaria and Lithuania.
The avenue is used also for annual military parades on the Polish Army Day (15 August).

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Swietokrzyski Bridge

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Most Swietokrzyski (English: Holy Cross Bridge) is a bridge over the Vistula river in Warsaw, Poland linking Powi?le neighbourhood with Praga Pólnoc district.
It is a cable-stayed bridge, 479 m long, with two lanes for vehicles, a pavement and a cycle path each way. The single tower, 90 m high, located on the right (eastern) river bank, has 48 cables attached supporting the deck. Near the left (western) bank the bridge is supported by two piers. The bridge was opened on 6 October 2000 after two years' construction.
The bridge's name comes from ?wi?tokrzyska Street, which forms part of the access route from the city centre.

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Busses

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Warsaw busses painted in yellow and red – the colors from Warsaw flag

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Warsaw Financial Center

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Warsaw Financial Center

 is a skyscraper in Warsaw for 165 meters topped with an antenna mast which is nearly 21 m.

Skyscraper construction lasted from 1997 to 1998.

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Novotel Centrum Warsaw

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The Novotel Warsaw Centrum is a hotel which belongs to Novotel company, it was built in 1972-1974 and was one of the first after war scycrapers in Warsaw

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InterContinental Warsaw

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InterContinental Warsaw

 is a five-star hotel in Warsaw, located between the streets of Emilia Plater, ?liska and Sosnowa, which was designed by a team of architects under the leadership of the late Thaddeus Spychala. Its construction ended in November 2003, and it is the tallest hotel in Poland, the third-tallest in Europe, and one of the tallest 5-star hotels in the world

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Poland fighting monument

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The

 Kotwica (Polish for "Anchor") was a World War II emblem of the Polish Secret State and Armia Krajowa (Home Army, or AK). It was created in 1942 by members of the AK Wawer "Small Sabotage" unit as an easily-usable emblem for the Polish struggle to regain independence. 
During the later stages of the war, most of the political and military organizations in Poland (even those not related to the Armia Krajowa) adopted it as their symbol. It was painted on the walls of Polish cities, stamped on German banknotes and post stamps, printed in the headers of underground newspapers and books, and it became one of the symbols of the Warsaw Uprising.

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Very cool. I'm half Slovak and take great Pride in it so Seeing Slovakia's cousin Poland really means stuff to me.

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