It was one of the most spectacular office schemes planned in Katowice. The white and black buildings of Silesia Towers were designed by the team of Stefan Kuryłowicz to welcome travelers entering Katowice from the east side. In spite of declarations, the office facilities have never been erected. At present, TriGranit claims the project has not been abandoned.
Silesia Towers were officially presented in 2007. The lower, 60-meter high white building and the 136-meters black tower were designed at the plot located close to Silesia City Center and offered 89 000 sq. meters of usable space in total. The developer tried to start the construction work several times. King Sturge – merged with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL at present) in 2011 – was even chosen a sole leasing agent of Silesia Towers’ office spaces in 2007. The works have never been commenced despite the efforts.
Presently, the developer signals that the office scheme is still considered. „TriGranit holds valid building permits for the construction of two office buildings and a multi-storey ground car park located in the junction of Chorzowska and Johna Baildona streets. The company is still interested in the realization of the investment. We currently analyze the project in details for the purpose of eventual changes to be implemented due to the undertaking optimization” – said Tomasz Lisiecki, Chief Development Officer at TriGranit Development.
The company did not provide any information how the project was changed over the years and did not present any new visualizations of the buildings.