Thursday, July 23, 2009

Good grief--'masterpieces of Stalinist architecture'?

a href="masterpieces%20of%20Stalinist%20architecture"Independent:/abr /br /blockquotep class="font-null"Moscow's skyline and architectural heritage are on the verge of being destroyed forever because of low-quality renovations and thoughtless demolition, according to a report released yesterday by a group of Russian and international activists./p p class="font-null" "There is no other capital city in peacetime Europe that is being subjected to such devastation for the sake of earning a fast megabuck," the Moscow Architecture Preservation Society stated in its report. The authors said that hundreds of important buildings – from 19th-century palaces to masterpieces of Stalinist architecture – were being neglected or //pp class="font-null" //p/blockquoteSome of the buildings do look interesting, but at least half of them look really unimportant. I tend to think that if a building has some historical value it will be restored and if it does not it should not require restoration. The Stalinist period was not known for grand design.div class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src=''//div

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