Sky Tower – the name of this skyscraper is self-explanatory about the vision behind the plans of its constructors. During your visit to this massive glass-and-concrete structure, you will enter a high speed elevator to take you to the 49th (penultimate among the available ones) floor of the building in one minute only. The viewing point will let you admire the jaw-dropping panorama of Wroclaw (with the Karkonosze Mountains visible at times) from the top on the 17th tallest skyscraper ever built in the EU.
is one of the most vibrant cities in Poland
, roughly located 20 kilometres westwards from Krakow
. The fact that Poland is a highly centralised country and most of its impressive urban developments happen to be intended for Warsaw
, makes the presence of the tallest feet-to-the-roof skyscraper of Poland
in Wroclaw indicative of its growing importance as a city. Sky Tower
is often seen as a long-awaited victory over communism
. Up to 2012, it used to be the Socialist-realist Palace of Culture and Science
taking the lead on the list of the tallest Polish buildings. After Sky Tower was officially opened, it managed to replace the formerly mentioned structure as topping the category of greatest height with no spires counted in.
Sky Tower is one of the most recognisable hallmarks in the skyline of Wroclaw
now, as well as it constitutes an important spot on the trail of European skyscrapers. It is so especially due to the fact that the continent is not particularly known for the presence of tall buildings within its city centres. Forming a complex of 3 buildings
, Sky Tower reaches the height of 206 metres
, where floor 51 has its roofing constructed. If we include the aerial spine, Sky Tower has the total height of 212 to 215 metres
. With the construction consuming 5 years between 2007 and 2012, the design of the building managed to cause a lot of controversy with the common perception of its silhouette, as seen from the distance. Apparently, some more criticism was related to the historical surroundings of this imposing skyscraper that was said to dominate the area both with its height and extensive ground level. As for now, many citizens of Wroclaw cannot imagine the panorama of their city without Sky Tower
which provides them with the best view of the city there is – maybe until some more towers are built in its vicinity
, according to the brave plans of certain developers.
The vantage point on the 49th floor of Sky Tower
is open to visitors daily. The ultra-fast elevator
to take you straight to the observation gallery has the capacity of 15 passengers at one time, while the time limit left for you to admire the panorama of Wroclaw has been set to 15 minutes, unless arranged otherwise. After you decide to discover the beauty of Wroclaw from this new perspective, you will be able to continue the exploration of the more ground-level attractions it provides
, with the aerial images of this stunning city still occupying your astonished mind.
Ready to reach the highest summit of Wroclaw in less than one minute? Contact us to have a sightseeing session on the top of Sky Tower arranged for you!