Monday, December 12, 2005

Stalinist Architecture via New York?

New York Architecture Images has a fascinating article up about New York's influence on the gems of Stalinist architecture the Seven Sisters buildings in Moscow.

According to the article, none other than the
Municipal Building in the Financial District was the basis for the Seven Sisters and similar monumental public buildings throughout the Soviet Union.

The Municipal Building, built in 1914, itself was based the 16th century Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain, based on the even older Koutoubia Minaret in Morrocco.

2 comments:

meowmacka said...

fascinating site, thank you!

Gary Freedman said...

A beautiful building, indeed!