"Wavy block" - the longest building in Poland (850m) and third in Europe (Karl-Marx-Hof in Vienna - 1100 m and Corviale in Roma - 980m). The Polish word falowiec means 'wavy block' and it is a kind of building which has a wavy shape in its body and balcony. This type of building was built in Poland in late '60s & '70s of the 20th century in the Polish city Gdańsk, where there are eight buildings of this type. Some buildings of this kind are also in Italy.
The best-known falowiec in Gdańsk has:
* 11 storeys (10 plus the ground floor)
* nearly 6,000 occupants
* 4 segments (4 staircases in each segment of 110 apartments).
* a length of around 850m