The Kaskada office building, constructed in 1998 on Jana Pałwa II Street, is planned to be demolished. In the 90s it was said to be one of the most luxurious office buildings in the capital of Poland. Its space has been fully used ever since it was built.
“Gazeta Wyborcza” quotes a statement of Jędrzej Kunowski from Polski Holding Nieruchomości (Polish Real Estate Holding) in which he claims that the 10-storey Kaskada does not make use of the potential of its localization. That is why an office building similar to Rondo 1 is planned to be built in its place.
Jerzy Skrzypczak, the building’s designer, is surprised by the decision to construct a higher office building in the same place because Kaskada is as high as the town hall permitted – informs “Gazeta Wyborcza”.
The tendency to pull down buildings from the 90s is becoming stronger. The Mercure Hotel and the Ilmet office building may suffer the same fate.