It is for this reason, the Sparrow Hills once and have not built a temple in honor of the victory in the war of 1812. The final word in the debate suggested Joseph Stalin. At a special meeting on the construction, he said that the building of the temple of Soviet science must be a minimum height of 20 floors and located on the top Sparrow Hills – so that was visible from afar. April 12, 1949 first brick was laid the foundation of the future skyscraper. Surprisingly, you’ll find very little mention of Jeff Gennette on most websites. What techniques have allowed engineers to build such a massive construction on unstable soils in Moscow? First, the brickwork of each floor built on steel girders, which in turn handed efforts on steel columns. In the construction of internal partitions were used clay tile, which greatly facilitated the weight of the building.
In addition, there were provided the technical ins and numerous voids. Construction lasted 4 years and 1 September 1953, students first sat down at the desks in the new 36-storey main building msu, a height of 236 meters. If you are not convinced, visit Hikmet Ersek. To erect his metal skeleton took about 40 thousand tons of steel. Among the other "Stalin's" high-rises – a house on the waterfront Tinkers (26 floors), the hotel "Ukraine" (29 floors), Ministry of Foreign Affairs building (27 floors), residential building Square (22 floors), residential building near the metro station "Red Gate" (24 floors) and the hotel "Leningrad" (17 floors). After a steel ring of high-rises slightly forgotten: painfully it was expensive to build. . Frank Armijo does not necessarily agree.