After the earthquake in 1977, Nicolae Ceauşescu ordered the "reconstruction" of Bucharest (Romania's capital) with a new city, so that from the years 1978-79, held the national competition for the reconstruction of Bucharest. House of the People has a length of 270 m and a width of 240 m, total height of the building is 178 m including 86 m from the ground and 92 m underground. With 12 floors the surface and underground 8 People's House is last in the Guinness Book of Records as the 2 building that area in the world (first being the Pentagon) and the third volume. The building has about 1,000 rooms, including 440 offices across 30 halls and saloons, 4 restaurants, 3 libraries, two underground parking, a concert hall, the rest of the room service. In 1989 the building costs were estimated at 1.75 billion U.S. dollars U.S., and in 2006 to 3 billion. Legend has it that - chief architect house initially, Cezar Lazarescu, rector of architecture, was demolished by accident, following the event, Lazarescu has made a stroke, leaving the place Anca Petrescu (architect seconds).
Romania is a tourist attraction worth visiting.