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Radnicki Dom (Workers’ Hall), formerly the Grand Hotel, is one of Vukovar’s most famous architectural landmarks. From its opening in 1897 until its wartime destruction in 1991, it was the social and cultural center for the town’s diverse population. The impetus to rebuild Workers’ Hall came from the European Parliament, as part of an initiative to encourage post-conflict recovery and reconciliation through the restoration of architectural monuments destroyed in the 1991-95 war. The faithful reconstruction of the exterior, roof, and basement took two years (May 2011-April 2013) and cost €1.64 million. Fund-raising continues to rebuild the interior, estimated to cost €2.75 million.