|Type||Office and retail|
|Roof||101 m (331 ft)|
|Design and construction|
Beograđanka (Serbian Cyrillic: Београђанка, pronounced [beǒɡradʑaːŋka], literally: the Belgrade Lady), officially Belgrade Palace (Serbian: Палата Београд, Palata Beograd, [palǎta beǒɡrad]) is a modern high-rise building in the Belgrade downtown area. It is 101 m (331 ft) tall. It is situated on the crossroads of Kralja Milana, Resavska and Masarikova Streets.
The construction lasted from 1969 until 1974. The architect was Branko Pesic—often confused with the Belgrade mayor of the same name who ran the city during the 1960s and 1970s.
Pesic, the architect, is also credited with updating the 50 year old plans for the city's St Sava Temple when work on that decade's long project was renewed in the mid 80s.
Confusingly, "Mayor Branko Pesic" is routinely named the architect of the Beogradanka. This is an error and due to the fact that Branko Pesic—the popular Mayor of Belgrade, 1965 - 1975—shared the same name as the architect Branko Pesic who designed this well known Belgrade building during the same era.
The building was raised in the heart of old city centre, stretching from Terazije to Slavija square, with an emphasized aspiration to dominate with its high 24-story part as the city's reference point.
The building has a restaurant at the top level. However, this has been closed since the 1990s for safety reasons. For a long time the Beograđanka was Belgrade's highest building.
The building is almost completely owned and operated by the City of Belgrade. The first several stories are occupied by the "Beograd" department store; on the other floors offices of Studio B (city-owned TV and radio station) and TV Košava station are located. On the other floors, there are business premises, as well as the head offices of IKEA for Serbia and other Belgrade media are also located in the building. Blic daily still has some offices in Beograđanka although they have moved most of their business to a new building. The ground floor features a Robne kuće Beograd store, while the basement is occupied by a supermarket which has been renovated several times. As of June 2012, it is a high-end store operated by Mercator.
The city of Belgrade plans to remodel the building by cleaning the exterior facade, reconstructing the entry to the building, and even reopening the restaurant on the top floor.
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