Sky is the limit

Board no. 2: Poltegor as an architectural inspiration for Wykwitex Company, print, 100 x 70 cm, 2018


Poltegor was the skyscraper erected in Wroclaw in 1982. In the 80s, it was the headquarters of the company Poltegor, which operated mainly in the mining industry. The symbolic building of Wroclaw at the end of the Polish People’s Republic was 125 meters high and its amber elevation was permanently inscribed in the memory of the people. Poltegor was a substitute of a business zone and a proof of the fascination with modern urban architecture.


The new owner of the building and the surrounding lot decided to demolish it. On June 2nd, 2007, the demolition started floor by floor (the digging machines were pulled to the roof on June 15th). It was replaced by the biggest skyscraper in Poland.


During the work on the project of WykwitexTower, the Board of Directors of Wykwitex decided to use the shape of Poltegor as their main inspiration.