Originally designed in 1968 as a modern showcase of Poland’s historic second city, work on the showpiece tower began in 1975 but stopped in 1981 leaving it as a PRL eyesore. Now, the 102.5-metre structure has nearly been completed and finished off with so-called Nordic Royal aluminium sheets to lend it a golden glow on Kraków’s skyline.
President Andrzej Duda on Sunday responded to foreign criticism of his statements about the LGBT minority at a Saturday election rally in Brzeg, south-western Poland. His words, which criticised 'LGBT ideology,' evoked hefty criticism from Poland's opposition and foreign media.
Once burdened by a bad reputation the Powiśle district is now pulling in the crowds with its off-beat style.