There are these places that let you experience the world from hight above in the sky as if from a birds perspective. Although I've seen a few such places (most awe-inspiring being The Shard) they keep on mesmerising me with their endless horizon and illuminating city lights. The world seems so small and you atop of it all. For some it may inflate their ego and for others it may show the wonder of human thought, engineering and how we, as human beings, transform what's around us. Sometimes altering forever what we found in the first place.
On Wednesday I had the pleasure of visiting the 42nd floor of a skyscraper Cosmopolitan Twarda 4 constructed in recent years (2014 to be exact) in Warsaw. The weather was just perfect and I couldn't imagine a better opportunity for the photo session I was to hold. Warm, sunny, blue sky with some clouds here and there. The building, for the time being, is the second highest construction in the capital and third in Poland (according to Wikipedia) being 160 meters high with 44 storeys. As the name suggests it's based on Twarda street. What it offers to it's inhabitants can be found on Tacit Investment website. Kudos to Ms Agnieszka for having me!
Below you can see how the capital city of Poland looks like from over 150 meters above the ground.
Apart from the amenities the building offers a spectacular view on Warsaw - especially the Palace of Culture and Science, the Old Town, Żoliborz district and many others from 360 degrees perspective. The horizon is endless in most cases. A pair of good binoculars, clear weather and a good coffee (or alcohol) can end in hours spent just looking through the massive windows.
The design of Cosmopolitan was created by a German-American architect Helmut Jahn known for designs such as the Sony Center on the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin and One Liberty Place, formerly the tallest building in Philadelphia. It seems that quite recently in Poland the big names designing buildings in prestigious locations is not something extraordinary no more. A nearby skyscraper Złota 44, for instance, was designed by Daniel Libeskind - a world renown Polish-American architect.
The city centre in the capital of Poland is getting tighter every year with new office and apartment buildings rising in the sky. Time will tell what amenities the constructions will need to have to attract businesses and inhabitants to choose them instead of the competition or a house on the city outskirts. Still, the view is the primary factor for moving in the centre and this you cannot get it in any other place as spectacular as in the centre.