Various images of buildings showing damage from the Warsaw Uprising. From left to right on the top: Swietokrzyska Street, The Palace of Culture (not existing at the time of the Uprising), The Prudential Building (the pre-war tallest building in the city and later known as Hotel Warszawa), Kierbedzia bridge, the central railway station, and Nowy Swiat Street.
The Prudential Building/Hotel Warsawa is still in existence; however, it is undergoing a rebuild to become a four-star hotel. On August 28, 1944 the building was stuck with a two-ton German shell during the Warsaw Uprising. The event was the subject of one of the famous photographs of the Uprising taken by Sylwester Braun, code name "Kris."
|The Prudential Building hit by a shell, August 28, 1944 (Photolink)|