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The first 20 minutes of riding an urban bike is free. The hour of riding will cost 2 zł, the next hour 4 zł. The bikes will be available to rent f.e. at Uniwersytecki Square, Market Hall, Galeria Dominikańska, Market Square or Bema Square. The stations will be located in the distance that allows people to get from one station to another in 20 minutes. Besides the standard equipment like a light and a ring, the bikes will have a basket and a special shutter that helps people to leave it outside the station. To rent a bike one have to register in a system and to pay 1 zł for registration.
28 thousand people will have a chance to see the concert of George Michael and Wroclaw’s Symphony Orchestra on 17th September 2011 on Municipal Stadium Śląska avenue. The concert probably will start at 7 or 8 p.m.
George Michael will sing all songs to the accompaniment of Wroclaw’s Symphony Orchestra. He won’t sing only his songs but also the covers of his favourite artists.
The concert can be seen not by so many people as the football match (the capacity of the stadium for a football match is 40 thousand visitors) – only 28 thousand people. All places will be seated, even these on the field plate.
The complex was designed in the middle of the 60s of the last century by Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak in cooperation with Zdzisław Kowalski and Włodzimierz Wasilewski. It was built in the middle of the 70s of the last century and has been very controversial since then.
The buildings could have been built by using white concrete that looked in the sun like “Biała Marianna” marble . In the cavities of the buildings between the oval guards and windows could have been pots with climbing plants so which could combine with clinker brick cavities around balcony, the dark wood on some indoor walls and grass roofs of sales pavilions. It could have given a unique character of Mediterranean climate to the centre of the city. The avant-garde character of the project was too unique at that time because the production possibilities were limited. The buildings were built with grey concrete, without any plants and roofs that weren’t covered by membrane.
The history of these 6 buildings joined by the concrete esplanda that each of them is 55 meters tall focus all drama and comedies of construction of the 60s and the 70s in Poland. First the estate was supposed to be built as a city investment that would be funded by special donation. Because of the crisis and problem with donation the cost of the investment was taken by a housing association.
The chance for Wroclaw’s Manhattan is adding to the register of monuments so it can help to get a donation for its complex renovation.