Warsaw rising: the historic city is getting a starchitect’s touch


From the 49th floor of Zlota 44, the Daniel Libeskind-designed tower, the charms of the Polish capital aren’t immediately obvious. The city of just 1.7 million people lies on the rather unremarkable delta of the River Vistula, which bisects Warsaw, dividing the historic, established “left” or western side from the edgy, traditionally working-class “right” bank.