Building began in October 2008 of the National Stadium and is set for completion in 2011. Capacity will be 55,000 and the development includes an Olympic size swimming pool, hotel, sports auditorium, shops and restaurants. Set about 3 tram stops from the centre but over the river, it is being built on the site of the infamous 1950s national stadium in Warsaw.
We have watched the stadium grow from the rubble that was left from the old stadium and it looks very impressive. As you drive or walk along the river, it dominates the skyline at one point and the red and white colour scheme (Poland's national colours) are really striking. Some people say it looks like a basket but I think it looks more like a circus top from afar. Bring on the clowns.
Jon Green - A British expat in Warsaw (Warszawa)
Blogging, photos and videos about Warsaw. Showcasing the new and the old, the modern versus the abandoned and forgotten and a view of the city you might not otherwise see.
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