ceausescu palace

This is the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, Romania. It is the second largest administrative building in the world. The largest is the Pentagon in the U.S. It is already September 11th here in Romania. My thoughts are with everyone affected by 9/11, and my hope is that the world will be a better place before too long. - Harry
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Palace of The Week - Palatul Parlamentului

Located in Bucarest ( Romania ), the Palace of Parliament is the second largest building in the world. It was built in 1984 by the former socialist dictator Ceausescu. This Palace has a floor surface of 350.000 m² ( Versailles has 60.000 m²) and 1.100 rooms. There are 12 storeys. The Ball Room ( Second picture ) is the biggest room, each window is 10 meters high. To build this palace Ceausescu destroyed about 7000 houses and 30 churches. Now the palace is used for the Parliament and the Senate.

The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest made the BBC list of ’seven unknown architectural wonders’. Dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu wanted to have this neoclassical building in the center of the city. One-fifth of old Bucharest was razed, including most of the historical and breathtaking districts of the Romanian capital. And now it’s there…