Unrealized Soviet Architecture

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“The Palace of Soviets was planned to be the largest building in the world. Its height was to reach 415 metres — higher than the tallest buildings of the time, the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building, The building-postament was to be topped by a 100 metre statue of Lenin. The constuction of the Palace of Soviets developed into an independent economic and scientific field. This system included special laboratories dealing with optics and acoustics, for the development of special construction materials such as “D.S. steel” and “D.S. brick”, mechanical and ceramic-concrete works, The building site was serviced by its own railway branch….Construction was suspended in 1941 because of the war and never resumed.” Visit the website HERE.

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