Thank you, Lord! The Bucharest Telephone Palace was designed in the manner of American skyscrapers. Until the 1970s, it was the highest structure in the city. The Politehnica subway station was completed in 1983, and its floors are covered with beautiful marble. It is now one of the most modern stations in Bucharest.
The capital of Romania has a number of large buildings, but only two of them are considered world-class examples of architecture. The other one is not a building but rather a bridge...
The Băneasa Tower is the second-highest structure in Bucharest (after the Politehnica University Building). It used to be the headquarters of the state oil company Petrolium Român before it moved to Cluj-Napoca. The tower has 88 stories and was built between 1972 and 1979. It is also known as the "Tower of David" because of its resemblance to the Israeli flag.
The third-tallest building in Bucharest is the National Bank Building, which used to be the tallest structure in the city. It has 47 floors and was built in 1968. Today it is only the fourth-tallest building in Bucharest.
Before these two structures were built, Bucharest had only three other tall buildings: the CEC Bank Building, the Hilton Hotel, and the Thermea Spa Resort.
BUCHAREST is ranked third. It isn't particularly attractive, but that is part of its attraction. Formerly renowned as the "Paris of the East," all that survives of this era are the stunning French-style municipal buildings in the old town (Lipscani district). Fortunately, Bucharest is much more than a few beautiful structures. The city has great modern museums and an energetic performance scene.
Bucharest has many landmarks, including the Church of St. Michael the Archangel and the Palace of Parliament. But for beauty, I would recommend visiting it during the spring or fall when the trees are in bloom or have lost their leaves, respectively.
However, Bucharest is not without its faults. It can be difficult to find parking, especially in the center, and walking through some parts of the city at night can be dangerous. While crime against tourists is rare, visitors should take common sense precautions such as not to leave valuables in vehicles or at accommodation facilities and to follow local advice about safety.
I would also advise against taking taxis at night; instead, consider using the metro or buses which are safe and convenient ways to get around. Finally, do not exchange money at street stalls; use an ATM instead.
Overall, though, Bucharest is a beautiful city with an exciting future ahead of it.
Bucharest became renowned as the "Paris of the East" in the early twentieth century due to its Art Nouveau architecture and massive municipal buildings, many of which were constructed by French architects. This lost grandeur is now mingled with utilitarian structures left behind from decades of communist administration. The city has recently undergone a building boom with many luxury hotels being erected along its new metro line.
Bucharest is also famous for several large annual festivals that are held throughout the year. These include: the International Jazz Festival in July; the Transylvania Film Festival in October; and the Christmas Market between December 15th-January 5th. In addition, Bucharest is the starting point for many hiking trails across the nearby Carpathians Mountains.
Romania has been through many changes over the years, but one thing remains the same today as it did when Romania was part of the former Soviet Union: Romanian is the only language spoken in the country. Therefore, if you are unable to speak English, be sure to bring your dictionary for the occasional foreign word you may come across!
There are three main types of housing in Bucharest: apartments for rent, houses for sale, and hotel rooms. Apartments can be found in five-to-six-story buildings with multiple rooms inside each unit. They usually have access to laundry facilities on the ground floor or basement, although this isn't always the case.