Pototski Palace - Lviv
At that time in Europe was widespread fashion for French architecture, the palaces like Pototski was built from Portugal to the Urals. Themselves Pototskis had outside Lviv many different houses and estates, with its palaces, parks and lakes. Therefore Lviv Palace was built as a palace for receptions and important meetings.
The territory on which decided to build a palace, is the best suited for this purpose. Even after much of the land was sold by Pototskis for urban housing development, its size is impressive.
Initially, there was a large park. In the late XIX early XX centuries the Pototski Palace was surrounded by a number of multi-storey buildings that are usually out front facade to the street, and back toward the palace.
For the receptions at the Pototski Palace was provided everything: facilities for the entrance of the carriage, meetings and receptions, room for clothes, numerous lounges. The total area of the palace is 3100 square meters. The ground floor is 900 square meters; the first floor designed for receptions is 800 square meters.
Pototski Palace was out of luck in 1920, when, during one of the celebrations on its roof crashed a military plane. Its crash caused a fire, which brought great destruction on the roof, made of very rare material - a shale slate. The roof was repaired, but some other material used changed the look of the building.
Location in the city center and the internal architecture of the Pototski Palace proved to be convenient for the Wedding Palace too, located here from 1972.
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