Published at: 2012-01-01 12:00 | Author: Wojciech Kość
The bumper crop of high-rise projects in Warsaw’s center has now provoked a counter-reaction, pitting the local district against the city’s popular mayor. Critics of the current plans charge that developers are taking advantage of the city’s inability to control them.

For months now, a growing number of developers have been unveiling plans for new skyscrapers in Warsaw’s center, and mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz has been quick to boast that this interest shows the strength of the Polish capital. But the central district council has been so spooked by the growing forest of high-rises that it’s moved to block the planning process for these buildings,...

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