The House of the Free Press

Local nameCasa Presei Libere
LocationMunicipiul București, Romania

Casa Presei Libere is a building in northern Bucharest, Romania, the tallest in the city between 1956 and 2007.

A horse race track was built in 1905 on the future site of Casa Presei Libere. A third of the track was removed in 1950 to make way for a wing of the building, and the race track was finally closed and demolished in 1960, after a decision by Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej.

Construction began in 1952 and was completed in 1956. The building was named Combinatul Poligrafic Casa Scînteii "I.V.Stalin" and later Casa Scînteii. It was designed by the architect Horia Maicu, in the pure style of Soviet Socialist realism, resembling the main building of the Moscow State University, and was intended to house all of Bucharest's printing presses, the newsrooms and their staff.

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Coordinates 44°28'50.729" N 26°4'16.445" E

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