Back in 1933, Zagreb got its first skyscraper in the Masarykova Street

We recently wrote about eight skyscrapers in Zagreb, and this time we have focused ourselves to the oldest one. Architect Slavko Lowy, born in 1904, in 1933 realized his most significant achievement, nine-story tall skyscraper located at the crossroads of Masarykova and Gunduliceva Street, just across Kalina’s house.

A year later, in 1934, Lowy’s architectural bureau began operating on the last floor of the skyscraper Radovan (skyscraper was named after its owner, factory-worker Eugene Radovan).

The skyscraper was 34.95 meters high and was built in 79 days, which was then regarded as an architectural phenomenon. Realistically, today it would be a building phenomenon too!