Thursday, November 10, 2011

Brittany Ooman portfolio 4

If you are a city freak like I am, your greatest excitement about going to a new city is inching closer and closer watching the beautiful skyline get bigger and bigger, well, at least I do. However, I find the history of Moscow, Russia skyline to be interestingly unique and make me that much more anxious to visit.
The “Seven Sisters” or “Сталиские высотки” Stalin’s High-Rises are one of the leading architectural creations of his time, also the most historical pieces of work in Moscow its self. After the great patriotic war, Stalin thought that Moscow needed to be renovated in order to compete with the modern cities of the western allies (Sras). Stalin enlisted some of the world’s top architects to turn Moscow into a modern European city, his goal was to rival completed skyscrapers in the USA and in Europe. His goal was to create eight buildings that looked exactly the same, unfortunately they had only created 7, however, had become to be seven of the most beautifully handcrafted buildings in Moscow.
Ukraine Hotel
Leningradskaya Hotel
Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building
Kudrinskaya Square Building
Red Gates Administrative Building
Moscow State University
Minisry of Foreign Affairs Building

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