Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest

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    The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest is the largest civilian building with an administrative function in the world at 3.55 million square feet in floor area. Construction of this massive and blatantly ostentatious building was started in July of 1984 — five years before the Romania Revolution of December 1989 when Nicolae Ceaușescu was overthrown as the president of Romania and executed not long after that by protesters who had had more than enough of his oppressive regime. Before I visited it in... The post Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest appeared first on The Gate.

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