Warsaw Uprising Square

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Polish National Bank building (right) on Warsaw Uprising Square, in Warsaw.

Coordinates: 52°14′9″N 21°00′47″E / 52.23583°N 21.01306°E / 52.23583; 21.01306 Warsaw Uprising Square (Plac Powstańców Warszawy, formerly Napoleon Square) is a square in the central Warsaw district of Śródmieście.


Located at the junction of ulica Świętokrzyska (Holy Cross Street) and ulica Szpitalna (Hospital Street), and near Nowy Świat (New World Street), it is one of Warsaw's central squares.[1] Most of the Square's buildings were destroyed in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, and the Square is now notable for only two landmarks: the seat of the Polish National Bank (which Varsovians irreverently call "trumna" — "the coffin"), and the former Prudential building, which was the second skyscraper to be built in Warsaw and the tallest until the 1950s.