PARLIAMENT PALACE - ROMANIA
The Parliament palace in Bucharest - also called 'Casa Poporului'- is the biggest building in Europe and the second in the world (after the Pentagon) . Ceausescu wanted to build in Bucharest the "Victory of Socialism Centre", and the building was constructed between 1984 and 1989 on the Uranus Hill (also called the Arsenal Hill) according to the plans of a group of Romanian architects coordinated by Anca Petrescu, the edifice is rectangularly shaped, its fašade having 270 m. Its height is of 84 m, and it goes 92 m under ground. The 440 offices, the dozens of reception halls, the halls destined to scientific, cultural and socio-political events (out of which 20 halls have each an area between 200 and 700 sq.m.) and the dozens of conference and assembly halls (3 halls have between 1,000 and 1,500m2.) Today the palace serves as the seat of the Romanian Deputies Chamber Parliament.