Residential buildings, Marchlewskiego Street

Marchlewskiego Street, today’s Aleja Jana Pawła II, was, the communist authorities decided, to receive stately socialist-realist architecture. The stretch south of the intersection with the East-West Route (Aleja Solidarności) retains this fine character thanks to developments in the Muranów and Mirów neighbourhoods. Chrząszczowa documented the construction of seven- and nine-story high-rises, with services and shops on the ground floor, along the northern stretch of Marchlewskiego Street, between Anielewicza and Stawki streets. As the distance from the city centre grows, the architecture becomes less majestic and more residential in character.
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