Pusta działka po rozbiórce Implantu. Źródło: Google Earth

The Polish Post Office has sold a plot of land at Chmielna Street. A new skyscraper may be built there

A large plot of land at 75 Chmielna Street that belonged to the Polish Post Office has a new owner. The company has confirmed the sale of the unique property on the border of Wola and Śródmieście, located in the so-called business centre of the city. In its immediate vicinity are, among others, the over 80-metre-high Warta Tower skyscraper, the modern Chmielna 89 office building and the skyscraper Varso Tower

It is unofficially known that the buyer is a development company from Bielsko-Biała, which has already built high-class office buildings in Krakow, Katowice, Wrocław and Warsaw

The unrealised project of the Polish Post Office headquarters by JEDNACZ ARCHITEKCI

This is a major turning point in the history of the plot at 75 Chmielna St. In 1936, the construction of the Central Postal Station in functional style, designed by Józef Szanajca, began there. It was to be designed to handle postal traffic. Work was interrupted by the outbreak of the Second World War, which found the building with one wing in its shell, the others under construction. The building was finally put into use in mid-September 1941. It was captured by the insurgents at the beginning of August 1944 and was then slightly damaged. It housed an insurgent redoubt. After the war, the building was only partially rebuilt. The last part of the building was demolished in 2006-2007, and the historic station went under the hammer to make way for the new Polish Post Office. The plans called for a 130-metre high skyscraper. However, the construction of the edifice exceeded the company’s financial capabilities at the time and the investment did not materialise

The Postal Station during the Warsaw Uprising. Sylwester Braun , Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

działka przy Chmielnej

Eventually, the Polish Post Office moved to an office complex at Galeria Mokotów, and the plot of land at Chmielna was leased to a private company for five years. The implant, according to the announcement, was to consist of 272 containers. The entire development was to include 5,000 sq m of usable space. Unfortunately, the construction was in trouble from the very beginning and the company eventually went bankrupt. The Polish Post Office terminated the lease agreement with Implant and sold the plot at the beginning of September this year. Now a new high-rise building may be built there

The asking price for the over-hectare plot has been set at PLN 120 million, but the Polish Post Office is not revealing the final amount for the time being

Source: urbanity.pl

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