The Kulski Foundation is carrying out the construction of the monument Presidents of Great Warsaw Mayors of Warsaw, Stefan Starzyński and Julian Spitosław Kulski. The statue was designed by the sculptor Paweł Pietrusiński.
According to his design, the statue will be 2.10 m tall and will be placed on a 40 cm base exactly at the entrance to the Royal Castle Gardens in Warsaw.
The statue was inspired by a 1938 photo that shows Mayors Starzyński and Kulski visiting the Vistula Boulevards construction site. The photographer captured both mayors approaching the site, engrossed in a lively discussion, smiles on their faces. Presumably, they were satisfied with progress of the boulevard construction and discussed further steps towards moving Warsaw closer to the Vistula and providing citizens with new attractive recreation areas. A unique photo, it is in all likelihood the only preserved picture of Starzyński and Kulski, two friends and colleagues, who had known each other since their service in the Polish Legions, interact with each other.
The sculptural composition depicting the two visionaries of the great Warsaw, Stefan Starzyński and Julian Spitosław Kulski, aligns perfectly with the narrative of the great Warsaw, Warsaw of the future. To present-day residents and visitors, it will be a natural combination of the past and present and a spur to think about Warsaw and its identity.
The construction of the Monument of the Presidents of Great Warsaw was co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund, obtained from subsidies established in games subject to state monopoly, in accordance with Art. 80 sec. 1 of the Act of November 19, 2009 on gambling.