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National Bank of Ukraine, Kiev

Categories: Government Buildings, Tourist Spots
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The National Bank of Ukraine building that is located in Kiev traces its roots to the State Bank of Russia that established its branch in Kiev, Russian Empire in 1860 after the local State Commercial Bank went bankrupt. The original building that once belonged to the local Noble Assembly by the end of the nineteenth century required major expansion. There were some propositions to preserve the original building, yet at the end it was decided to build a new building.

In 1900 the Petersburg State Bank and Sergei Witte initiated a competition for construction of a new building. The competition was won by the architect O. Kobolyev and work began several years later. The main facade was designed by O. Verbitskyi, who joined the project shortly after construction started. The Italian sculptor Emilio Sala was invited to create the interior decorations. The style is inspired by the palazzos of the Italian Renaissance.

On August 1, 1905, the building was completed and the bank's day-to-day business was transferred to it. The new building featured electrical lighting and ventilation and a central heating system.
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  • The building of the National Bank of Ukraine - it is one of the finest buildings of Kiev. This stately mansion combines the features Northern Italian Gothic, early Florentine Renaissance. 
  • All the historical central part of Kiev, not only that bank-true monuments of architecture. each has its own unique elements. No matter how much watched every time najet Kaka new hitherto unprecedented detail, which is the uniqueness of the building!
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  • We saw it during a free walking tour. The architecture is very nice, but so is its story. It seems it was one of the most modern of its time and they actually added some floors to it later. The grypho...  read more »
  • Very nice building in the old city, worth to see
  • Очень красивое здание
  • Who hasn't been in the Museum Treasures NBU? You enjoy the visit.
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  • The building is beautiful. but otherwise, time will tell
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  • Use the services of the NBU already 20 years. In addition, my parents worked with him. Time brings. But can see a stable job. Good staff, architecture, design, very clean restrooms. The drop is sustainable, and most importantly stability. Sam is their client and all recommend.
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