Sunday, September 12, 2010

UNIT 1 Portfolio Blog

Stalin Gothic Skyscrapers

Also known as the Seven Sisters by English speakers and known as Сталинские высотки by the Russians. These seven towers were raised from 1947-53 by the orders of Stalin. They are an elaborate combination of Russian Baroque and Gothic styles, and the technology used in building American skyscrapers. Two of them are private apartments, two house government buildings, two are hotels, and one is Moscow state University: Hotel Ukraina, котелническая Embankment Apartments, the Kudrinskaya Square Building, the Hotel ленинградская, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the main building of the Moscow State University, and the Red Gates Administrative Building.

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