Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tatlin's Tower

Vladimir Tatlin designed Tatlin's Tower also known as the monument to the Third International to be built in present day St. Petersburg after the Russian revolution in 1917. The building was going to be purposed for the comintern, who's purpose was the spread of communism on a global scale and would be a news outlet for the country. While never built the building had very ambitious plans. It was going to rotate at three different speeds. One part would rotate daily, another monthly, and another yearly. The building was intended to show the strength and ambition of the newly formed Soviet union. It is considered part of the constructivist movement in Russia.

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