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Shukhov Tower's Fate Put to a Vote

Shukhov Tower's Fate Put to a Vote
Shukhov Tower's Fate Put to a Vote, Aleksander Rodchenko, Shukhov Tower (1929)
Aleksander Rodchenko, Shukhov Tower (1929)

Despite severe corrosion, with almost 70% of one its six sections “thoroughly corroded” according to the government, Vladimir Shukhov’s 1922 radio tower has never been restored. Earlier this year, a large group of international architects petitioned the government to save the tower, one of only 20 or so of Shukhov’s 200 towers still standing in Russia. Now Moscow’s government has put the fate of the landmark tower to a public vote.

Until July 6 Moscovites can use the “Engaged Citizen” app to support one of four actions: hold an open competition to restore the tower, move the tower to a new location, move it to its historic location on Shabolovka street, or invent a new solution.

What do you think should be done? Let us know in the comments below.

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Cite: Becky Quintal. "Shukhov Tower's Fate Put to a Vote" 26 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/521093/shukhov-tower-s-fate-put-to-a-vote/> ISSN 0719-8884
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