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Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building, Moscow

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building is one of seven Stalinist skyscrapers laid down in September 1947 and completed in 1952, designed by Dmitry Chechulin (then Chief Architect of Moscow) and Andrei Rostkovsky. The main tower has 32 levels (including mechanical floors) and is tall.The building also incorporates a 9-story apartment block facing Moskva River, designed by the same architects in 1938 and completed in 1940. Originally build in stern early Stalinist style, with wet stucco wall finishes, it was re-finished in terra cotta panels in line with the main tower and acquired ornate pseudo-Gothic crowns over its 12-story raised corners and center tower. By the end of World War II, the side wing was converted to multi-family kommunalka housing, in a contrast to the planned elite status of the main tower.The main tower, of a conventional steel frame structural type, has a hexagonal cross-section with three side wings (18-storeys, including two mechanical floors). While it is not exceptionally tall or massive, the "upward surge" of five stepped-up layers, from a flat 9-storey side wing to the spire, produce a visual image of a far superior structure. The structure hides behind itself a so-called "Shvivaya Gorka", a hill with historical architecture and a maze of steeply inclined streets. Chechulin was initially criticized for complete disregard of this area, but his bureaucratic influence brushed off any criticisms.
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  • The 7 sisters, monument commissioned by Stalin in the early 1950s, 25 000 square meters, 176 meters and twenty-two floors is an important historical building. Unfortunately this monument is in the works and does not deserve that we approach and can therefore be seen from the bridge of the Kremlin.
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  • See the entire SARS outbreak is possible only from a distance, near it seems dimensionless. Very beautiful and powerful at the same time elegant. You can watch for long without taking your eyes.
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  • Every time you find yourself at one of these high-rises I honestly say long can't tear your eyes off them. But this House is something special, from the bridge over the river offer excellent views of the whole House, just it is so large that near you see the whole range) tend to fail any of the parts is in restoration, but this cannot be avoided, it's better so than falling apart) I advise you to participate in the aquatic excursions, there are lovely views from the water! Still, there are tours like "secrets of the seven sisters" or something like that is called, I myself was not yet very advised friends! This tour of the vysotkam, which tell about the mysteries that surround these homes ... who has the time and opportunity to advise visit, still it is not such a simple House, as it seems ...
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