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Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building, Moscow

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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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  • Among the most imposing of the famous Stalin's "Seven sisters" of Moscow, a distinctive chapter in the history of Soviet city planning. This one was destined to host apartments and offices, and this i...  more »
  • an iconic building that holds shops a restaurant and a arts film cinema. On a good day it can be a nice walk down the river with a look back at the Kremlin and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is a...  more »
  • Another skyscraper (seven) on kotelnicheskaya Quay. Here are a few significant objects in the residential home: cinema "illusion" (with foreign movies in the era of the USSR), the famous bakery (with stunning Zephyrs in Soviet times), supermarket (Delicatessen), dry cleaning and mail. And what people here lived: f. Ranevskaya, l. Zykina, g. ulanova, r. Christmas, a. voznesensky, i. Bugrimova, n. bogoslovskiy, a. Twardowski, k. Luchko, n. Mordyukova, y. Lyubimov! ! Beside the House films ("brother 2", the tv series "the Grifters")
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  • This is one of the firsts Soviet skyscraper.
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