Hala Stulecia ‘Needle’ Now Back Upright

Wroclaw's iconic 'Needle' is once again towering over Hala Stulecia after it was succesfully put upright yesterday morning. 

Last year the tall structure was taken down for the first time in 37 years in order to carry out repairs. 

The so called Needle, which was designed by Stanislaw Hempel, was first erected in 1948, when it stood at 106 metres. When it was first constructed the Needle also had some impressive reflective mirrors at its top, however they were damaged shortly after due to a bad storm. 

Some 10 metres were taken off the spire's height during renovation in 1964, and some 15 years later it was taken down for the first time for essential maintenance work. The Needle remained standing from that moment until last year, when once again it had to be put on its side for repairs.

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