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Warsaw celebrates its European future by wrapping the Palace of Culture and Science

It will encase its tallest building in gold cloth

Inspired by Christo’s wrapping of the Berlin Reichstag, the city of Warsaw is planning to celebrate Poland’s entry into the European Union next summer by wrapping its tallest building, a Stalin-era skyscraper, in gold cloth. The cost of the project is estimated at E1.7 million but is expected to be a major tourist attraction for the city. The 42-floor building houses cinemas, theatres, museums, restaurants and galleries.

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Warsaw celebrates its European future'

Appeared in The Art Newspaper Archive, 139 September 2003