Designed by the daughter and son-in-law of a former communist leader, the Pyramid of Tirana opened in October of 1988 and is one of the most distinctive structures in the capital city.
The pyramid, which once housed a museum, served as a NATO base for humanitarian relief workers and organizations during the Kosovo War, and since 2001, a portion of the pyramid has been utilized by Albania’s Top Channel as a broadcasting center. Rumors suggest the building may be leveled to make room for a new parliament, so travelers who want to see this famed landmark should definitely do so now.
Today, the pyramid serves as a gathering place for the city’s homeless and is covered in graffiti and street art. But its interior is sometimes open for traveling and temporary exhibits that are worth checking out whenever possible.