Saturday, December 4, 2010

464. Radiostation du Soviet de Moscou. Chabolovka, 53


Dear Richard,

The famous Shabolovka Radio Tower
is shown in this vintage postcard. The
tower, built in 1922, is 150 meter high
and built from a series of stacked steel
hyperboloids. Originally it was designed
to reach 350 meters (surpassing Eiffel
Tower) but a shortage of steel forced to
reduce its height.

Sincerely.
R

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