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Old October 2nd, 2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 08:42 AM   #2
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 12:17 AM   #3
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wow!!! nice buldings even though stalin is the ******* of the century, he sure had architectural taste
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 02:08 PM   #4
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Looks like a city in the Roman Empire.
I think dictator Stalin hat somwhat the same taste as dictator Hitler and others....
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 02:12 PM   #5
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All dicktators have the same style. Although, it's not like he was the architect of these projects and since they're not built, he didn't even approve them I guess.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 10:26 PM   #6
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Was any of this built?

The common thing with megalomaniac ideas of dictators is that they totally lack human scale.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 10:42 PM   #7
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The common thing with megalomaniac ideas of dictators is that they totally lack human scale.
these aren't super structures....These projects couldve been easily made.
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Was any of this built?
He died.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 11:21 PM   #9
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Oh, really?



Seriously, a whole lot of stuff was built under Stalin, so was it so strange to ask if any of these were built, or started?
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 11:34 PM   #10
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Seriously, a whole lot of stuff was built under Stalin, so was it so strange to ask if any of these were built, or started?
Well, Kyiv was leveled during the war, so the first thing to do was to build the basic infrastructure, then the purty stuff.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 11:39 PM   #11
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Preserved pre-war neo-classical piece - Building of the Government of Ukraine - 1934-1938 - [Source]

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Ainttelling: nice pictures!!!
You should make a thread about Ukrainian baron classic architecture
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For a revolutionary ideology suposed to turn the world upside down this sure was pretty reactionary, conservative and boring architecture, Stalin sucked big time.

The architecture from the communist states past the Stlain era was at least a bit more interesting.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 04:19 AM   #15
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^you're crazy. this architecture is awesome.

thanks for starting these threads.

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this reminds me of the Federal Triangle buildings in Washington D.C.

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Old October 4th, 2009, 04:47 AM   #16
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Ainttelling: nice pictures!!!
You should make a thread about Ukrainian baron classic architecture
Good idea. But I'm only familiar with Ukrainian wooden architecture. Here's a thread:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=972588

Why haven't I started it ages ago? I had a ton of material.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 09:20 PM   #17
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WOW, that's very impressive. I'm not a big fan of Stalin, but even I'm impressed by this!
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Old October 6th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #18
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Yeah,it would be increddible big and great complex
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reminds me of Welthaupstadt Germania. These megalomaniacal projects looks nice, maybe, but they lack human scale. For Kyev is good, that it was not realized
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reminds me of Welthaupstadt Germania. These megalomaniacal projects looks nice, maybe, but they lack human scale. For Kyev is good, that it was not realized
Modern skyscrapers lack a human touch - you can only get them on conceptual level. Socialist and classic Western skyscrapers were expensive - but they had a human touch. I will ram the whole Burj Dubai up the arse of the next person who'd claim that classic skyscrapers "lack a human scale", I swear to God.

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