Astronomic and Meteorological Observatory was built in 1938-41 by Poland, which controlled this territory in the mid-war period. At the time, it was the highest place in the country, where people worked and lived on the regular basis, including scientific team, maintenance personnel, and a border detachment. The observatory, which started working just about a year before the beginning of WW2, was evacuated and later deserted, and never restored its scientific practice. Interesting example of Polish architectural functionalism, it was slowly deteriorating during the Soviet times. In the last decade, the building was being restored with the support of the Polish government. The volunteer-led Mountain Search and Rescue Station was based in the observatory recently.