What does the centre of Warsaw look like?
The centre of Warsaw (Warszawa Śródmieście) is the most business
district of Warsaw, which, together with Wola, form a consistent area
where there are more and more skyscrapers, i.e. high office buildings,
which underline the business character of the city centre. There is a typical
business district in Warsaw, i.e. Służewiec Przemysłowy (83 office
buildings), but it is mainly made of older and lower office spaces with less
attractive access. Owing to the difficult access to workplace, it is called
Mordor and some business tenants move to the centre and Wola, which can
be accessed by underground. Such office buildings like Central Point or
Varso Tower, are directly entwined in transport routes of the underground
and suburban trains.
The main arteries of Warsaw are Aleje Jerozolimskie, Marszałkowska and
The names of these streets are recognisable all over Poland.
Many people also recognises smaller streets in the centre of Warsaw, like
Złota Street which is known of the Złote Tarasy shopping centre or a
building for millionaires at Złota 44 (Żagiel Libeskinda). Nowogrodzka,
Żurawia, Hoża, Wilcza, Wspólna, Chmielna or Mazowiecka Streets not only
offer beautiful urban tenement houses, but house registered offices of the
most important centres of culture, politics, musical clubs or companies
which are known all over Poland. The centre of Warsaw is also a great
location for law firms, attorney’s offices, notary public’s offices and bailiff’s
offices, which can be found practically in each tenement house. Many
tenement houses in the city centre are typical office buildings, in particular
at Mazowiecka Street, which houses well-known musical clubs and rented
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