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National Bank of Ukraine, Kiev

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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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • I'm not sure you can go inside but the architecture is very interesting. I wouldn't go out of my way to make a special trip to see it but as it is very close to the House with Chimeras it is worth a l...  more »
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  • Very nice building in the old city, worth to see
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  • As one Zen master: "the most beautiful palaces of Kyoto early ever go away into nothingness: you could destroy them now!". Tin when people evaluate the architecture of the building façade. That there is much more important than the inside. Posredstvennejshaja job NBU-in a role of the Central Bank. If it were not for the economy, then the branches could be safely destroy this architectural masterpiece.
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  • The National Bank of Ukraine building, built in the year 1905. Facade (originally 2 storey building)-authorship of architect Verbitsky. The building was constructed immediately to the Bank and had the most advanced at that time heating and ventilation system (using air from the glaciers and the rose garden). After 30 years was executed the reconstruction and overbuilt 2 floors. Inside is a typical Office floor plan
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  • The Palace is not worse than that of the King of Spain. An architectural masterpiece.
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