The Palace of Culture (Romanian: Palatul Culturii) is one of the largest buildings of Romania, located in the city of Iaşi. The building hosts four different museums: The Museum of History, The Museum of Art, The Museum of Ethnography, and The Museum of Science and Technology (named after Ştefan Procopiu). The construction was started in 1906, on the old ruins of the Royal Court of Moldavia, by orders from King Carol I, but during World War I, the construction halted due to the limitation of resources. The monument was finished in 1925 and was inaugurated the following year by King Ferdinand. Three architects were assigned to plan the building (Xenopol, Cerchez, and I. D. Berindei) and they designed it in flamboyant neo-Gothic style. The Palace has 298 large rooms with a total area of 36,000 m² (387,500 ft²), 92 windows in the front part of the building and another 36 inside the building.