Most tourists, when exploring the city, cannot resist seeing the beautiful panorama view of the entire city. There are several places in Wrocław from which you can admire the city from a bird’s eye view, one of them is the Sky Tower, the tallest building in Poland. The Sky Tower has an observation deck on the 50th floor. The place is often visited by tourists, so when planning a trip, it is good to think about booking tickets in advance.
Sky Tower is the tallest building in Poland in two categories:
– “height to the roof”
– “height from the highest floor”.
The height of the building at the highest point (tower) is 212 m and has 51 floors.
Shopping Mall in Sky Tower
Sky Tower – a shopping mall – was put into use in the second half of 2012. However, the rest of the building only at the beginning of 2013.
Architecture of the skyscraper
The entire Sky Tower complex consists of 3 buildings (originally there were 6 planned):
building B1 – four-storey (from level -1 to level 2) platform, which includes, among others shopping mall, bowling alley,
building B2 – 51-storey tower with 184 apartments on the 28th to 48th floors, and office space on the lower levels,
building B3 – 19-storey, “sail”, in which there are 52 apartments on levels 11 to 18, as well as offices.
There are as many as 38 elevators in the building!
It is the highest viewpoint in Lower Silesia (except for mountain areas).
There is a 227 m² apartment on the 48th floor, which is the third highest apartment in Europe.
On the 49th floor there is a vantage point from which you can admire the wonderful panorama of Wrocław.
Entry to the viewpoint takes place every half hour, and tickets can be purchased on the ground floor of the Sky Tower gallery or via the website. Sky tower is eagerly visited by Tourists to make sure that you can enter the terrace well book tickets several days in advance
• regular – PLN 18.00
• concessionary – PLN 12.00
• children under 3 – free admission
Location - Sky Tower
While in Wrocław, it is hard not to notice Sky Tower, it is the tallest building in Poland. Since it is located close to the center, it is a great landmark. You can see it from a distance of 30 km from the city. The city of Wrocław is dominated by low-rise buildings, most of the buildings have 4 floors, so building such a majestic building in the city center was a huge undertaking.
Sky Tower is located in the Krzyki district of Wrocław, at the intersection of Powstańców Śląskich and Happy Streets.
The building is located in the vicinity of:
railway and bus station – approx. 10 minutes on foot
Wroclaw Market Square – approx. 20 minutes on foot
airport – approx. 25 minutes by car.
Sky Tower how to get there
The building can be reached by various means of transport.
by trams (stop “Wielka”): 2, 6, 7, 14, 17, 20, 24,
by buses: A, D, 125, 325, 144.
There is an underground car park in the basement of the Sky Tower, but the prices are quite high there. People who want to save on parking are recommended to park near the neighboring streets, free of charge. You can easily find a parking space there
Sky Tower Run
SKY TOWER RUN
The Sky Tower run has been held every year since 2014. However, for 4 years it has the rank of the Polish Championship in tower running. Competitors start from street level and run to the finish line at the vantage point on the 49th floor. There are 1142 stairs to climb.
Polish Firefighters Championships in the run up the stairs
In addition to the usual running up the stairs, there is also a run for firefighters. They run in sports clothes and a combat uniform and cover the same distance (1142 stairs) as the Sky Tower Run competitors.
What was before
Sky tower is not the first skyscraper in this place, there was an office building under the management of the same company LC Corp before. Poltegor was once the tallest building in Wrocław. The skyscraper was built in 1982.
The skyscraper and the almost 3-hectare plot surrounding it were bought on January 18, 2006 for (according to unofficial information) EUR 17.5 million by a Wrocław businessman Leszek Czarnecki. In the spring of 2006, earthworks in the surroundings of “Poltegor” began, preparing the site for the construction of a new facility. Poltegor was destroyed. An interesting fact is that during the destruction of the building, a training action was carried out for firefighters. The name Poltegor was derived from the name of the company that owned it, Polskie Techniki Górnicze
Construction and Great Changes
the investment started in August 2007, then the investor obtained a building permit. It lasted 6 years and it was only in 2013 that a shopping mall and a tower with an observation deck began to function.
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