“One of the biggest, most important, and most difficult building construction investments (…), apart from building new cities [or] factory
complexes, (…) will be the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw. One of the biggest because the lot – whose boundaries are delimited by Teatralny Square, Focha (now: Moliera) street, Trębacka street, and Wierzbowa street – measures 11 594 m2 (including the National Theatre). In practice, the construction works will go even farther, including Trębacka street and three lots with even numbers on Focha street (…). Finally, because of the Teatr Wielki’s construction, some decisions will have to be made as regards the future of Zwycięstwa (now: Piłsudskiego) Square and Teatralny Square” (Arnold Szyfman, “Pamiętniki Teatralne”, issue no. 2/3, 1952, State Institute of Art, Warsaw).