The InterContinental Bucharest is a highrise five star hotel situated near University Square, Bucharest. Construction began in 1967 and was finished in 3 years. With its height of 87 meters, when it was opened on 23 of May 1971 it was the second tallest building in the city, after Casa Presei Libere. Although no longer holding that title today, it is still the tallest hotel in Bucharest. It became the hotel of choice for foreign press in Bucharest when during the Romanian Revolution of 1989, the balconies of the InterContinental were a privileged point to report on the repression of the protests in University Square.