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Shukhov Tower, Moscow

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  • You could walk from the Danilov market. As we climb the radio tower is not possible. Just watching was the strange Tower.
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  • Guys, once again looked at the object at the beginning of December 2017. Strikes ease and lightness of the tower. I can not believe that it is very durable and has stood for many years. By the way, in the courtyards of the opposite can still Park. I recommend that you check out or refresh your memory! Although, of course, you decide ...
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  • Be sure to check out next Gallery "At Shabolovka», will learn many interesting facts about the tower and the beautiful area, built in the style of Constructivism. The tower was built by order of Lenin "in order to ensure continuous and reliable communication centre with the Western States and suburbs Republic" dated July 30, 1919 onwards. It was the first building of the Soviet power in the country. The author of the project-the great Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov, tested a similar design giperboloida for water tower still in the year 1896. In addition to aesthetic novelty hyperboloid direct steel rods give tremendous savings in material. On an earlier draft of the height of the tower was to be 350 m above the Eiffel Tower at 35 Ma would weigh it in 4 times less. For the construction of the tower was selected the highest place within the boundaries of the collegiate Chamber shaft, already used at the time for radiolaboratorij. From 1918 onwards next to a wood area in the territory of St. Barbara's shelter housed radio RHCS (State United Radio Plants). Due to a shortage of steel project was changed: instead of 9 storeys was built only 6. Nevertheless, it remained the tallest building in Moscow until the 1960-ies. Telescopic tower built method, pulling up winches collected on Earth section and fixing their screws. The 1922 building was completed, and by 1924 year screws were replaced with rivets. In the year 1922 Tower referred first radio signal, and 17 years later became the first Union of a television tower.
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  • the highest tower designed by Shukhov. After last year scandal about plans of disassembly and moving it to VDNKH that would high probably lead to destruction of the tower, it was enforced by steel tubes and antennas were removed.
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  • One of not so many unique towers of Shukhov
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