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Old April 21st, 2005, 10:39 AM   #1
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"Never built" Communist monster projects

The Architecture of Moscow - from the 1930s to the early 1950s- Unrealised projects .
Taken from this website

Palace of Soviets. O.Iofan, O.Gelfreikh, V.Schuko. Sculptor S.Merkulov. A Version of the approved project. 1934


Рalace of Soviets (Dom Sovetov). B.Iofan, V.Gelfreikh, Ya.Вelopolsky, V.Pelevin, Sculptor S.Merkulov. A version of the approved project. 1946


The Hotel of the Moscow City Soviet ("Moskva"). L.Savelyev, C.Stapran. 1931


The Рalace of Technology. А.Samoylov, B.Yefomovich. 1933


The building of the People's Defence Commissariat. L.Rudnev. 1933


The building of the People's Соmmissariat of Heavy Industry, A. Vesoin, V, Vesnin, S. Lyaschenko. 1934


The building of the People's Commissariat of Нeavy Industry. I.Fomin, P.Abrosimov, M.Minkus. 1934


The building of the People's Commissariat of Нeavy Industry. А.Vesnin, V.Vesnin, S.Lyaschenko. Version. 1934


The Aeroflot Building. D.Chechulin. 1934


House of Books (Dом Knigi). I.Golosov, P.Antonov, A.Zhuravlev. 1934


"Heroes' Аrch". A monument to the heroic defenders of Moscow. L.Pavlov. 1942


Residental building on Vosstaniya Square. V.Oltarzhevsky, I.Kuznetsov. 1947


Tall building in Zaryadye. View from the Red Square. D.Chechulin. 1948


is this cool or what ? some of these projects are insane .
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Old April 21st, 2005, 11:13 AM   #2
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Ahh... palaces of the masses


^ That one looks strikingly modern... if the face was glass it could be mistaken for a proposal today
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Old April 21st, 2005, 03:46 PM   #3
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TeLaVivi, This is one of the best threads EVER released on SSC.
If you have some more meterial such as this one. I'm in [email protected]
And i'm in Tel-Aviv right now aswell.
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Old April 21st, 2005, 04:09 PM   #4
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These buildings are about as hilarious as they are insane. This was all during Stalin's rule. I'm sure that most of these "architects" were killed in one of his massive purges.

The Aeroflot building would actually look kind of interesting. But the Defence building is an enourmous monstrosity!
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Old April 21st, 2005, 06:31 PM   #5
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The Aeroflot bldg is somewhat similar to the Russian White House (the one that was shelled during the coup against Yeltsin and repaired by Turkish contractors)
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Old April 21st, 2005, 06:56 PM   #6
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Wow, those structures look very imperial and ambitious!
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Old April 21st, 2005, 06:58 PM   #7
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Can't forget the monument to the third, internation which would hyave been round 400m
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Old April 21st, 2005, 07:28 PM   #8
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shame these wernt built, they would have been amazing
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Old April 21st, 2005, 07:50 PM   #9
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Magnificient ...somehow insane but remember they date back to the 30s,and i think those Commie architects have already known that some plans were just vision/fantasy ideas,and they apparently didn't come up with that.
The 'House of Books' has a very prominent design,too.
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Old April 21st, 2005, 08:23 PM   #10
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They look amazing! Big, huge, massive.... All a good Skyscraper fan could ever dream!
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Old April 21st, 2005, 09:25 PM   #11
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Ivan Leonidov's proposal for Ministry of Heavy Industry (1929-30). It was to be situated at the same parsel as the Vesniny's project shown above.

It is often called a mother of all modern 'box' scrapers:

















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Old April 21st, 2005, 09:58 PM   #12
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Impressive thread!
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Old April 22nd, 2005, 03:12 PM   #13
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OMG, that Ivan Leonidov's proposal is great for its times! It would be cool if it still would be built - but not next to Red Square.
To my mind all this just shows that architectonically we still are living in era of Functionalism. Great thread, thanks!
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Old April 22nd, 2005, 06:32 PM   #14
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incredible buildings!!!!
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Old April 22nd, 2005, 06:47 PM   #15
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excellent thread tel aviv!

a lot of those are pretty damn impressive - my favourites are Palace of Soviets (naturally), the Aeroflot building, and the Defence Commissariat


they should build those!!
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Old April 23rd, 2005, 09:09 PM   #16
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That s really one of the best threads ever, i d rather have this buildings than skyscrapers (except the first one, where instead of stalin can be another figure, and only when it s all is neutral, so non-communist)
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Old April 23rd, 2005, 09:21 PM   #17
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Wow, some of those buildings are incredible!
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Old April 24th, 2005, 02:37 PM   #18
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Wow, great collection! Some of these would look pretty cool in real-life too!
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Old April 24th, 2005, 02:55 PM   #19
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that's what I call BIG commies
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Old April 24th, 2005, 02:58 PM   #20
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i seriously wouldnt mind some of those structures being built
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