Victory Square, Bucharest
Victory Square (Romanian: Piața Victoriei, pronounced [ˈpjat͡sa vikˈtori.ej]) is a major intersection in central Bucharest, where Calea Victoriei, Lascăr Catargiu Boulevard, Iancu de Hunedoara Boulevard, Kiseleff Boulevard, Ion Mihalache Boulevard and Nicolae Titulescu Boulevard cross. It is known for its proximity to major office towers and government buildings. The main government building dates back as far as 1937, when construction work for it started, but it was only completed in 1950. In 1987, the neighboring apartment buildings and Victoria Underpass were built, the underpass was completed sometime between 1987-1989 and the apartment buildings in 1992–1994.
Much of the area that is not road is car-park, but green spaces to the north house three of Bucharest's museums.
Important public buildings
Here is a list of some of the most important public buildings:
- Headquarters of the Romanian Government (named Victoria Palace after the square).
- Grigore Antipa's Bucharest Natural History Museum.
- Geology Museum near the square
- Romanian Peasant Museum near the square
Here is a list of some of the tallest office buildings:
- Bucharest Tower Center, the second tallest building in Bucharest and Romania
- BRD Tower, one of the tallest buildings in Bucharest
There are plans to replace the parking lot opposite of Victoria Palace with a statue of Maxim Pandelescu, a general in the Romanian Army during World War II as well as a famous anti-communist guerrilla leader.