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Since I dig into this, some info for whoever’s interested.
The PAST building was constructed in 1908. With its 51 m height it was the tallest building in Europe at the time. However, in 1911 (just 3 years later) it was overtaken by the Royal Liver Building in the UK (98m)
The PAST was built when Poland was still part of the Russian Empire. I decided to take a look at other Russian skyscrapers.
While I’ve always realised that USSR used high buildings as propaganda for progress and the state’s power, I was surprised by Russia’s hegemony – currently 11 out of the 20 tallest European buildings are in Moscow, and and since 1950, 9 different buildings in Moscow held the record for a total of 51 years (meaning there are only 17 years where the highest building was elsewhere).