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Shukhov Radio Tower to be Protected

UPDATED August 18, 2014 – Moscow Times

In March, Richard Pare along with Jean-Louis Cohen drafted a petition to Vladimir Putin calling for preservation of the tower. They were able to get an impressive list of Pritzker Prize recipients to join the effort.

Reported 8/18/14 via Moscow Times. Moscow City Hall has formally prohibited the moving or reassembly of a Soviet architectural landmark that has been under threat of demolition.

The article concludes with a note of the tower’s status: City Hall’s order proposes including the tower on the federal list of protected heritage sites. Restoration work will be carried out on the tower with the new rules in mind, though no time frame has yet been determined, Izvestia reported Monday.

Below is an audio clip of Pare discussing the history, symbolism and significance of the tower. Additional information on the tower and protest efforts can be found at the Shukhov Tower Foundation.

Richard Pare comments on the Shabolovka Radio Tower

View earlier posts (April 2014) when demolition of the Shukhov Tower seemed likely.

Posted in: News Archive


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