First Luxury Apartment Ready in Former KGB Headquarters
The first luxury apartment of 40 planned for the notorious former KGB headquarters on Pagari street is ready, interior finishing and all, for the realtor to show off.
The size of the apartments in the prestigious Old Town location in the shadow of St. Olaf's will range from 54 to 350 square meters, ETV reported.
The building was in use in the 1920s by Estonian government departments. Later, after the Soviet takeover, the security police, then the NKVD, moved in. A visit to "Pagari street" became synonymous with interrogation under bright lights and possibly an onward ticket to Siberia. After independence was regained, the site was administered by the Interior Ministry, until it was sold off in 2010.
The Singaporean-owned Tolaram Grupp is the current owner and developer of the project, which a few consider controversial. A number of former captive nations such as Lithuania have opened museums to the victims of the occupation at their local KGB offices.