Ronald Reagan Central Square, popularly known as the Central Square, is probably the most iconic landmark of Nowa Huta. Despite the fact that the design of the main architect of Nowa Huta, Tadeusz Ptaszycki, has never been completed in full, the Square, together with the buildings around it, forms a consistent, well-composed whole.
Interestingly, the socrealist centre of Nowa Huta is currently classified as a monument of architecture. The square is surrounded by blocks of flats, designed by Janusz Ingarden and named simply: A, B, C, and D.
The pentagonal square with its five broad avenues radiating from it was completed between 1952 and 1955. The area was surrounded by huge blocks of flats inhabited by a new class of industrial workers, who were employed at the Lenin Steelworks.
The architecture of the Central Square and buildings around it alludes to the architectural style of the Renaissance and Baroque. The development of the planned southern side of the square was never carried out in full.