This 172 meter, 27 story building was built between 1948 and 1953 and overseen by V.G.Gelfreih and A.B.Minkus. Currently, it houses the offices for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Russian Federation. The Ministry is covered by a light external stone wall with projecting pilasters and pylons. Its interior is splendidly decorated with stones and metals. According to the 1982 biography of Minkus, draft plans were first drawn up in 1946 and ranged from 9 to 40 stories. In 1947 two designs were proposed: one utilized layered setbacks while the other called for a more streamlined construction which culminated into a blunt rectangular top. The second proposal was accepted but as the Ministry's completion neared, a metal spire, dyed to match the building's exterior (and presumably ordered by Joseph Stalin), was hastily added to tower's roof, assimilating its silhouette with those of the other Sisters.
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I love buildings like this - so much detail, time & effort went into making them & this one looks very magestic! You sure have a lot of comments here
Incredible Work!!!!! Awesome!!!
Очень красиво, мощно, Андрей!!! ))) Словно время замерло...)
Such a wonderful image
What a hight, hight Quality in details and sharpness....A very clean result! impressive.
I'm fascinating in Russia
love your processing, very nice!
отражение в фотошопе доресовывалось? Машины классно вышли... cartoony almost!
wonderful work, like a painting! masterly done as usual
your quality of your work never slips, brilliant as usual Andrey.
amazing shot brother!
Great work !!!!
Wonderful work good composition.
It's so beautiful.