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Old Nov 14th 2011, 01:01 AM
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In Moscow, in late 1940s and early 1950s, several notable buildings were constructed.

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New main building for the Moscow State University

Built between 1949-1953. At 240 m tall, was for awhile tallest structure in Moscow.

Kotelnicheskaya Embankment apartment complex


Hotel "Ukraina"


Ministry of Foreign Affairs building


Kudrinskaya Square apartment complex


Administrative/Apartment building at Red Gates


Hotel "Leningradskaya"


Modern Russian architects seem to have regained a level of respect for the Stalinist style. One example is the apartment complex "Triumph Palace" built in 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_Palace
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Interesting, they look a whole lot like the "Tower City" complex, built in Cleveland in 1919.

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Old Nov 14th 2011, 03:17 AM
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Interesting, they look a whole lot like the "Tower City" complex, built in Cleveland in 1919.

So he pinched ideas, as well as everything else
By the way, the Palace of Culture in Warsaw, is another example of Stalin's doing.
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Interesting, they look a whole lot like the "Tower City" complex, built in Cleveland in 1919.
Interesting. It is a visual style I've always associated with Chicago.
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In Moscow, in late 1940s and early 1950s, several notable buildings were constructed.
That's a very distinctive style suitable for such grand buildings.

That's more than I can say for most architecture created by governments which is notoriously bland and boring, or alternatively, innovative, radical and insanely expensive (with endless cost over-runs and insanely expensive maintenance to deal with the all the design flaws - in other words, pretty much anything by Frank Gehry).
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Interesting. It is a visual style I've always associated with Chicago.
There are many parallels between Cleveland and Chicago.
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That's a very distinctive style suitable for such grand buildings.

That's more than I can say for most architecture created by governments which is notoriously bland and boring, or alternatively, innovative, radical and insanely expensive (with endless cost over-runs and insanely expensive maintenance to deal with the all the design flaws - in other words, pretty much anything by Frank Gehry).
China seems to have broken that mold:

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/05...s/index_01.htm
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