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Moscow’s Eiffel Tower is saved from the wrecking ball

United Kingdom Architecture News - Aug 19, 2014 - 20:20   3686 views

Not dead yet. AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

A retro-futuristic 92-year-old Soviet landmark known as Moscow’s Eiffel Tower has been saved from demolition, following a years-long preservation battle that attracted worldwide attention. Russia’s state broadcasting committee said this spring that the Shukhov Tower, which is badly in need of repairs, would bedismantled and relocated (paywall). But late last week, the city council changed its mind and announced that it would be restored instead.

The about-face came soon after Moscow held a smartphone poll to determine tower’s fate. More than 90% of respondents voted to keep the historic tower in its current location south of the Kremlin.....Continue Reading
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