Thursday, June 7, 2007

From Bucharest: The Palace - The Second Largest Office Building in the World

We then headed to what is known as the "Palace," which has the distinction of being the second largest office building in the world. [The Pentagon is larger.]

The building was built by Ceausescu. It is simply monomaniacal in size and grandeur. The building is full of marble, gold leaf, humongous chandeliers, marble floors with intricate inlays and Oriental woven rugs to match the inlay. It has 1100 rooms.

Entire neighborhoods were given a few weeks to move out so that this building could be built and a tremendous boulevard could be created leading up to it.

[I will post some pictures I took upon my return.]

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