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Construction of the Austro-Hungarian Embassy, which remains today one of the city's most imposing buildings, was started just before World War I. By the time the war was finished so was the empire. Massive and masculine, the granite building is decorated with eagles and severe sculptures of semi-nude male warriors, topped by a double domed mansard roof. It is filthy and neglected, now used merely as an office building, but as it was built with a lookout point, there are talks of some day opening it to the public.