The Telephone Palace is, despite its name, not a classical palatial structure. Neither its architectural contour nor its decorative elements lead visitors to consider the building a palace. However, all in all, the structure does enjoy the title of palace, mostly due to its monumentality. As far as the specific architectural elements are concerned, it should be mentioned certain Art Deco features prevail across the rest of the structure. On top of that, the Telephones Palace was the first building with metallic skeleton in Romania, which is, again, an important reference not to be overlooked.

Indeed, built between 1929 and 1934, the Telephone Palace stood out, until the 1970s, as a landmark of the urban skyline of Bucharest, overlooking the entire architectural landscape of the city. In fact, rising to more than 52 meters in height, it was for decades the tallest building in the capital of Romania, and the first representative structure of the skyscraper style in Romania. But this is no surprise, given the team of architects in charge with designing and building the structure consisted of specialists (such as Edmond van Saanen Algi and L.S. Weeks) who had the experience of the back then fashionable architectural styles prominent in cities like New York.

The Telephone Palace is located on the Victory Avenue (Calea Victoriei) and it accommodates the headquarters of Romtelecom (one of the most important and oldest communications company in Romania).

Telephone Palace (Palatul Telefoanelor)
37, Calea Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania

37, Calea Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania

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