Former Ljubljanska Bank
Location: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Architect: Dragan Bijedić
Alternative name: Sniper Tower
Genre: Modernist, Socialist architecture, former Yugoslavia
The former Ljubljanska Bank was the tallest building in Mostar at the time of the Bosnian War (April 1992-December 1995). Broadly speaking, during the conflict, the Croats had control of the west of the city, while the Bosniaks were situated in the east. The former bank was positioned in Croat held territory and provided an uninterrupted view across to the eastern side of the city, making it an excellent vantage point for the Croat marksmen and earning it the nickname of the Sniper Tower. More information about the former Ljubljanska Bank (Sniper Tower).
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