Shukhov Tower, Moscow, 1922, by Vladimir Shukhov

Authors

  • Natalia Melikova

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52200/50.A.JN8FKTWT

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

A world renowned engineering marvel and masterpiece of constructivist architecture, the radio tower designed by Vladimir Shukhov has garnered much attention lately. Citing the “dangerous” condition of the 92-year-old tower, in early February 2014 the Russian Ministry of Communications announced their plans for the 160 m structure: a two stage reconstruction-restoration, with the dismantling of the tower followed by reassembly at a new location. This has been deemed the de facto destruction of the tower by both experts and public opinion in general and has led to the Russian and international community to rally behind the campaign for the preservation of “Russia’s Eiffel Tower”.

How to Cite

Melikova, N. (2014). Shukhov Tower, Moscow, 1922, by Vladimir Shukhov. Docomomo Journal, (50), 88–89. https://doi.org/10.52200/50.A.JN8FKTWT

Published

2014-08-01

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Section

Heritage in danger