The interior of the plant in Kraków’s utopian socialist new town is preserved in all its 1950s glory, a fascinating window on Soviet-era design

Everything in the bomb shelter is as if the director of the Vladimir Lenin Steelworks had just left. Although not connected to the outside world, the 1950s phones are still working. Also intact: the pedal-powered ventilation system and telex machines. And the beds are still made.

“The doors to the shelter were locked in the mid-1990s and only one person had the key. That’s why everything is in place and working,” says Tomasz Mierzwa, vice-chair of the local historical society Rawelin, who opened up the underground emergency command centre to the public and gives private tours on his days off work as CEO of an IT company.

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Source: The Guardian

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