Talk:Hungarian Parliament Building
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There were a thousand people working on it on average; 40 million bricks, half a million precious stones and 40 kg gold were used during the construction.
In the hungarian version it says something more like decorating stone, not precious stone, and i dont remember seeing any precios stones while i was there. (Who wrote these two paras?)
It is surprising that the whole article makes no reference to the Palace of Westminster in London, which is the UK Houses of Parliament, and whose style obviously influenced the Hungarian Parliament Building. It also faces the River, the River Thames, so the statement that Budapest is unique in this regard is manifestly not true. Brian, 15 December 2015.
Largest in Europe
I've read that the Hungarian Parliament Building is the largest such building in Europe. This was from a 2005 newspaper, so it may not be true anymore (if it ever was). Does anyone know? -- JackofOz 03:35, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
- It's not true. The Parliament of Romania (right there east of Hungary) is bigger, being the second largest building in the world, after the Pentagon (it was built by communist dicator Ceauşescu). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 19:22, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
As far as I know, the Romanian building mentioned before - Palace of the Parliament - is far more than a parliament, even if its name bears the "parliament" word since 1989. It also hosts many other government and administrative functions, therefor you can't make clear comparisons between parliament buildings. Oh, and it being the second largest building in the world has been proven false many times. Even if you narrow it down to administrative buildings. One thing is sure: the Hungarian Parliament Building is the largest conventional building (meaning that industrial and plazas don't count) in Budapest and Hungary. I've also read in many places that the Budapest Parliament is the largest in Europe, but I don't know how they came to that conclusion. --Zoli79 (talk) 19:47, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
With so many references to its great height, can someone please say what is its height to the top of the dome? Brian, 15 December 2015.
Lajos Kossuth sq :D
That's odd, changing the name order in a geographical name. That's actually not a surname and a given name, just a location. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 15:14, 29 December 2013 (UTC)
I understand that the building was destroyed during WW2, and that the present building is a reconstruction. If this is true, that ought to be referred to in the article.Royalcourtier (talk) 21:15, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
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